90% Clean Grid by 2035 with Julian Spector of Greentech Media

As the price of solar, wind and storage drops there is emerging optimism that the U.S. can achieve 90 percent clean electricity by 2035. Join us for a conversation with Julian Spector of GreenTech Media as we break down a new study from UC Berkeley and GridLab that concludes that renewables will be economically feasible to power a reliable grid by 2035, while only depending on natural gas for 10 percent of annual electricity production.

This has major implications for reducing our carbon footprint and stepping back from climate chaos. The United States can deliver 90 percent clean, carbon-free electricity nationwide by 2035, dependably, at no extra cost to consumer bills and without the need for new fossil fuel plants, according to a study released today from the Center for Environmental Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. View the full report here: https://www.2035report.com/

The study also finds that without robust policy reforms, most of the potential to reduce emissions and increase jobs would not be realized. 2035 Report: Plummeting Solar, Wind, and Battery Costs Can Accelerate Our Clean Energy Future is the first study of its kind to show how recent cost declines for solar, wind, and battery storage allow the U.S. to dramatically reduce generation and emissions from existing fossil power plants, while retiring coal and reducing gas generation by 70 percent.

Julian Spector is a staff writer at Greentech Media, where he reports on the transition to a clean energy system. He pays particular attention to the energy storage industry, and writes the weekly Storage Plus column for GTM Squared. Julian also writes a weekly personal newsletter about the rise of clean energy called Bright Ideas. Previously, Julian reported for CityLab at The Atlantic and conducted grant-funded climate change reporting in Bangladesh. He graduated from Duke University.