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Renewable Energy Potential in Every U.S. State, Study Shows

Science Daily -- A new study of renewable energy's technical potential finds that every state in the United States has the space and resource to generate clean energy.

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory produced the study, U.S. RE Technical Potential, which looks at available renewable resources in each state. It establishes an upper-boundary estimate of development potential. Economic or market restraints would factor into what projects might actually be deployed.

The report is valuable for decision-makers and utility executives because it compares estimates across six renewable energy technologies and unifies assumptions and methods. It shows the achievable energy generation of a particular technology given resource availability -- solar, wind, geothermal availability


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 5:10:59 AM

just requires thinking outside the box.
stopforgas
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:47:27 PM

Yay!
DanMtz
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 3:13:14 PM

Good news!
sydb7
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 8:11:20 AM

There ARE alternatives to fossil fuel!
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 5:48:43 AM

Wonderful
andy1024
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 9:40:10 PM

The key is how to turn that "potential" into reality.
melvindale
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 8:39:05 PM

Super!
richnc
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 7:55:36 PM

cost may be high but gas is NOT cheap - figure all the military life's ended in the middle east to help ensure we have "cheap" gas. Then add $$$ for the military spending the middle east - that "black gold" has a lot of red in it from the blood and red ink to make it "cheap"
30mpg80
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 7:31:26 PM

Well, sure, it just depends on how many billions of dollars you spend.
mplato
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 7:25:22 PM

sure it is but who thinks its going to pay for itself...obummer~
jackson661
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 7:16:18 PM

It is coming regardless of what happens.
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 7:12:57 PM

It will fly if it is made cheaper and easier! The RICH don't want it to work and fight it because they will lose money!
timbyus1
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 7:11:05 PM

read
032946
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 7:09:12 PM

Sounds pusshy to me.
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 7:08:55 PM

more needless gov't numbers
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 7:07:58 PM

These statements should be based on facts, not assumptions. When you assume any tking, that word changes -- ass u me.
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 6:57:06 PM

Story states that "the report unifies assumptions and methods". This tells me that now both states and the gov will be releasing reports based on same assumptions which will make them all sketchy.
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k
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GOOD
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 6:50:03 PM

go "states rights"
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K
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 6:49:06 PM

good
TNT2EC
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 6:46:35 PM

Ok..but the GOP will have nothing for it.
trytogetby
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 6:46:33 PM

As they sit around a conference table.
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k
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 6:44:17 PM

Hmmm
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 6:43:43 PM

More or less.
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 6:41:58 PM

How much did this study cost the tax payers?
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 6:39:20 PM

Get ‘er done!
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 6:38:36 PM

Another agency 'U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy' sucking OUR tax dollars up to report information the village idiot could come up with. Well some of them, except the ones in the current administration
AAxterra
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 6:37:27 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 6:33:03 PM

Texas certainly comes out well in almost every category.
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 6:32:54 PM

Ok.
farn1958
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 6:28:21 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 6:26:48 PM

needs to be affordable
Tru2psu2
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 6:26:23 PM

At what cost???
Livewire50
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 6:25:51 PM

Renewable energy is a great idea but at this time it is just in its infancy and is much too expensive to be reliable and more importantly affordable. Only the deep pocket companies can afford to attempt to provide the means to really put the idea to actual use. Maybe someday in the future it can be made more affordable for the masses, but not likely for several years.
fallbaby
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 6:15:01 PM

We'll see.
camel1
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 6:14:51 PM

let's develop it
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 6:10:41 PM

Time will tell.
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 6:08:45 PM

go for it
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 5:59:27 PM

Ok
paulydel
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 5:56:27 PM

Sounds like a lot of words that aren't giving us cheaper energy.
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 5:54:24 PM

This is only a theory. A theory is an idea which is backed up by some information and tests done. This theory is probably far behind in testing/experimenting development. It sounds like some guesswork has been involved in it as well.
DirtDauber
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 5:51:57 PM

Your kidding, eh?

Not much news today?

[Edited by: DirtDauber at 8/4/2012 6:52:40 PM EST]
pbug101
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 5:51:33 PM

ok
itsjustme719
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 5:50:26 PM

Okay.
DaisysMomNC
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 5:49:17 PM

ok
5Golfer8
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 5:44:29 PM

But of course this energy will cost consumers a ton of money.
VomVom
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 5:42:29 PM

If one had enough money to throw at it, one could have renewable energy in every state, city and town. But under the current tough economic times, with a $15.9 trillion debt, 8.3% unemployment and an annual deficit of over a trillion dollars, can anyone afford to throw good money after bad to go green for the sake of going green??

Let's put people back to work, balance the budget, and pay down the debt. When we can afford it, we can then start looking at going green.
PittSlovak
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 5:42:16 PM

Give me a break.
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