The following references were used in the development of the Roadmap.
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Angelo Young, International Business Times, October 8, 2014
This short article looks at the trends in solar capacity installations and power.
Jennifer Runyon, Chief Editor, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, April, 10th 2014
A look at global wind trends in capacity, where they have come from and where they are going.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, June 2013
Sean Ong, Clinton Campbell, Paul Denholm, Robert Margolis, and Garvin Heath
Study that identifies the land use of solar installations in the United States.
World Nuclear Association, April 2014
Detailed look at the use of nuclear fission around the world.
James Hansen, Earth Institute, Columbia University, February 21st, 2014
Presented here is climate and energy data to help expose popular misconceptions about energy. These misconceptions have a greater impact on prospects for stabilizing climate and preserving the remarkable life on our planet than fossil fuel lobbyists and climate change deniers will ever have.
Solar Energy Industries Association, March 4th, 2014
The quarterly SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight™ report shows the major trends in the U.S. solar industry.
Diana S. Powers, The New York Times, November 30th, 2014
Scientists have developed a comprehensive computer model that simulates German energy supply and demand, in a bid to establish whether it is feasible for Germany to rely on renewable energy sources to power its economy and meet its carbon dioxide emission reduction targets. The answer is an unequivocal yes.
Mark Z. Jacobson and UC-Davis researcher Mark A. Delucchi, January 26, 2011
Analysis of what is needed to convert the world’s energy supplies to clean and sustainable sources. It can be done with today’s technology at costs roughly comparable to conventional energy. But converting will be a massive undertaking on the scale of the moon landings. What is needed most is the societal and political will to make it happen
Mark Z. Jacobson, Mark A. Delucchi
Analysis of the feasibility of providing worldwide energy for all purposes (electric power, transportation, heating/cooling, etc.) from wind, water, and sunlight (WWS).
Bloomberg New energy Finance, The Business Council for Sustainable Energy
Provides a detailed look at the state of US energy and the role that a range of new technologies are playing in reshaping the industry
Institute for Energy Research
Narrative and graphical representation of the current state of wind-powered electricity generation and consumption in the United States.
Bill Vlasic, The New York Times
This article identifies and provides commentary on Obama’s 2012 standards for improving automobile mileage.
Megan C. Guilford, Charles A.S. Hall, Pete O’ Connor and Cutler J. Cleveland, October 14th, 2011
Oil and gas are the main sources of energy in the United States. Part of their appeal is the high Energy Return on Energy Investment (EROI) when procuring them. We assessed data from the United States Bureau of the Census of Mineral Industries, the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the Oil and Gas Journal for the years 1919–2007 and from oil analyst Jean Laherrere to derive EROI for both finding and producing oil and gas.
By Elon Musk, Peter Rive and Lyndon Rive June 16, 2014
Solar City acquires Silevo, Leveraging quality and economies of scale to lower solar production costs and improve quality and efficiency.
Forbes article providing comments and figures around the reduction of solar costs and increase in adoption, especially regarding the past 5 years.
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, July 9th, 2014
With record fossil fuel investments over the last six years, this article suggests that this is a bubble that wil soon burst due to unpredictability of fossil fuel prices, the active subversion of the renewables industry and global policy shifting.
Jusitn Gerdes, Forbes, April 8th, 2013
Article citing an EPA study that estimates external (health) costs associated with using fossil fuels. The researchers suggest that these costs would add from 14 to 35 cents to each kilowatt hour of electricity we use if they were internalized and that when considering renewables, and how much we are willing to pay for them, we should add that 14 cents.
Eric Wesoff, March 10th, 2014, Greentechmedia.com
Article Describing Austin Energy’s contract to buy Solar PV electricity from Sun Edison for less than 5 cents per Kw/h and comparing that price to other solar installations and forms of electricity generation.
Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI) – Washington, DC, Synapse Energy Economics, Inc. (Synapse) – Cambridge, MA, June 9th, 2014
Laura Williamson, June 4th, 2014
Renewable electricity capacity achieves new record level, increasing more than 8 % in 2013, accounting for more than 56% of net additions to global power capacity; renewables meet almost one-fifth of world final energy consumption.
David Schlissel and Bruce Biewald, Synapse Energy Economics, Inc., July 2008
Study about the rising costs of nuclear power generation plant construction.
Clifford Krauss, September 13, 2013
Global demand for coal is slumping as prices also fall, so U.S. coal companies lament the fall in coal exports.
Environment California, Accessed November 26th, 2014
Andrew Breiner, September 24, 2013
Article about the Indian solar PV generation facility currently under development in India. It will produce 4 Gigawatts of electricity and cover 23,000 acres. This will be the world’s largest solar plant and it is estimated that it will save 100,000+ deaths per year from coal power plant pollution.
By Deborah Lawrence Rogers, October 13th, 2013
Article describing the fall in favorability for natural gas for electricity generation and its threat from coal and renewable electricity generation.
Singularity Hub, January 16th, 2009
Introduction to Jeff Hawkins, an original visionary of mobile computing and brain science enthusiast.
Ensia, March 5th, 2013
Article describing the state and inefficiencies of America’s corn system as a system for feeding people.
By Daniel Gilbert and Justin Scheck
The Wall Street Journal, January 28th, 2014
Article that describes new oil prospecting projects and costs. Commentary on justifications for these increasing costs.
By Zoltan Kiss, Seeking Alpha, April 5th 2013
In this article, the cost evolution of a variety of energy sources is examined. In particular, the role of renewable “Electronic Energy” in the form of PV is examined in detail.
By Nancy Pfund and Ben Healey, DBL Investors, September, 2011
Report on the historical role of federal subsidies in shaping america’s energy future.
By Nafeez Ahmed, Motherboard: Vice News, December 10th, 2014
Article highlights the work of Tony Seba who is working toward an immediate future of solar power replacing fossil fuels and total energy market disruption.
By Jeremy Scott Diamond, Lynn Doan, David Marino, Dan Murtaugh
Series of interactive slides examining America’s use and production of oil and associated trends over the last several years.
By David Roberts, Grist.com, December 11th, 2014
Article comparing the cost overruns of solar and wind projects to those associated with more mainstream power projects.
By: By Dina Cappiello, Associated Press
6 in 10 Americans, including half of surveyed Republicans, support implementation of a price on carbon.
By: Louise Downing, Bloomberg, January 9th, 2015
Article highlighting the rise in solar and wind investment, despite falling oil prices.