A wind power station in the middle of a forest and the brown coal power station of Boxberg are pictured on August 04, 2017 in Bernsdorf, Germany. | Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images
Energy

Here’s How Nearly All Nations Could Run on Renewable Power by 2050

The obstacle to transitioning away from fossil fuels is more a matter of political will than technical limitations, a new Stanford study suggests.

Published On 08/23/2017
5:46 PM EDT
This graphic represents the roadmaps developed by Jacobson et al. for 139 countries to use 100 percent wind-water-solar in all energy sectors by 2050. | The Solutions Project
In this video, Mark Z. Jacobson explains the energy transition timeline for 139 countries to 100 percent wind, water, and solar for all purposes by 2050. | Jacobson et al./Joule 2017