SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) —A Stanford professor and researcher has come up with 50 workable plans to combat climate change in the U.S. – one for each state – which map out how we become 100 percent powered by wind, water and sunlight by the year 2050.
Dr. Mark Jacobson says by focusing on changing energy policy, we can address the problem of global warming, ridding ourselves of air pollution and related health issues and stabilize global energy costs.
Jacobson says the biggest challenge now is getting the information out to the public so it can pressure elected officials to make it happen. He is part of a group – including people from the entertainment, banking, venture capital and social media industries – that has come together for this purpose called The Solutions Project
His plan for California calls for about 55 percent of the state’s energy to be solar-generated, 35 percent coming from wind turbines, 5 percent from geothermal sources, 4 percent from existing hydropower infrastructure rounding out with a small percentage of wave and tidal power.