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We built this tiny model town to show what it would look like if we tried to transition to 100% clean energy. In 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.’

Sources:

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

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

Griffith, Calisch, Fraser | Rewiring America

Foreign Affairs | Paths to net zero

Learn more:

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

What’s the future of nuclear energy?

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