MODELING THE LONG TERM ENERGY FUTURE
Updated: Oct 24, 2018
It is generally assumed that wind, solar, and other renewable sources will render energy as abundant and affordable in the future as it has been in the recent past. Yet existing wind and solar farms have all been constructed with the assistance of fossil fuels, raising the possibility that it will no longer pay to replace them when fossil fuels have been exhausted. The question is addressed within a moderately comprehensive ― and therefore dynamic ― biophysical economic model.
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