- Mar 19, 2021 6:40 pm GMT
Can the United States within the next decade reduce carbon emissions from the electric grid by 50%? According to Bill Gates and Breakthrough Energy Sciences (BES), the country can achieve 70% carbon-free electricity and emission reductions by 42% by 2030. The cost, $1.5 trillion, $400 billion less than the current COVID rescue plan. Achieving a macro grid involves a combination of investments in clean generation capacity and enhanced transmission. The network combines high-voltage direct current transmission (HVDC) with conventional AC transmission. BES has not looked at energy storage, nor green hydrogen in its planning. The plan is open source for anyone to access and contribute or comment.
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