Professor Mark Jacobson - A Plan to Power 100 Percent of the Planet with Renewables PDF Print E-mail

"If someone told you there was a way you could save 2.5 million to 3 million lives a year and simultaneo
usly hmark jacobsonalt global warming, reduce air and water pollution and develop secure, reliable energy sources – nearly all with existing technology and at costs comparable with what we spend on energy today – why wouldn't you do it?"

In a recent report, Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson and University of California - Davis researcher Mark A. Delucchi analyze what is needed to convert the world's current energy supplies to clean and sustainable sources.  They conclude that this can be done with today's technology to produce energy at comparable costs to what we pay today.  What is most needed is the societal and political will to make it happen.

Read Louis Bergeron's report on the study and watch a 2 minute YouTube of Professor Jacobson.

For more detail, listen to Professor Jacobson's seminar on his analysis of replacing current energy sources with carbon free renewables at Cornell University.  His seminar includes the cost of pollution produced by alternative energy sources.

You can download Part I and Part II of his study that appeared in the Scientific American.

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MN's Leading Election System

With Secretary of State Steve Simon


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Listen to Secretary of State Steve Simon's excellent presentation on MN's outstanding election system emulated by many other states at the Think Again Brooklyns forum January 19, 2016.  Secretary Simon includes ways in which it can be improved, and he explains why it is important to vote.  He concludes with a quote from a tee shirt:  "Failure to vote is not an act of rebellion.  It is an act of surrender."

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How Oregon Became the Easiest Place to Vote in the US

By Lornet Turnbull
YES! Magazine
October 8, 2016


In January, Oregon became the first state in the country to begin automatically registering eligible citizens to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's licenses or state IDs, completely shifting the burden of voter registration from the individual to the government. 

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