We built this tiny model town to show what it would look like if we tried to transition to 100% clean energyIn the real world, it’s even more difficult. Staff reporter Shannon Osaka wrote about what it really means when cities say they’re going ‘100 percent renewable.’


Sepulveda, Jenkins, de Sisternes, Lester | The role of firm low-carbon electricity resources in deep decarbonization of power generation

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Dr. Leah Stokes, Democracy Journal | Cleaning up the electricity system

Griffith, Calisch, Fraser | Rewiring America

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Foreign Affairs | Paths to net zero

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Dr. Leah Stokes’ video for Grist on how quickly we need to ramp up renewables

She also wrote a book on clean energy and politics, “Rewiring America”

Vox explainer video on the variability of solar

How to decarbonize America – and the world

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