Mark Z. Jacobson solar quotes

Mark Z. Jacobson

Every dollar spent on nuclear is one less dollar spent on clean renewable energy and one more dollar spent on making the world a comparatively dirtier and a more dangerous place, because nuclear power and nuclear weapons go hand in hand.”

Nuclear power is too risky” by Mark Z. Jacobson, February 22, 2010. Here he contrasts the money we spend on various energy solutions, highlighting how solutions that involve solar technology make much more sense.

A large-scale wind, water and solar energy system can reliably supply the world’s needs, significantly benefiting climate, air quality, water quality, ecology and energy security … [T]he obstacles are primarily political, not technical.”

You could power America with renewables from a technical and economic standpoint. The biggest obstacles are social and political – what you need is the will to do i”

A National Security Pipe Dream, Part 1″ by William S. Becker, March 27, 2013. Here, Mark Jacobson discusses how renewable sources of power such as solar have been proven to work, it is a negative mindset keeping us from moving towards reliance on power from the sun.

You can power the entire U.S. vehicle fleet with 73,000 to 145,000 five-megawatt wind turbines. That would take between one and three square kilometers of footprint on the ground.”

There is no need for nuclear. The world can be powered by wind, water and sun alone.”

Nuclear power is too risky” by Mark Z. Jacobson, February 22, 2010. Here he argues against nuclear power and emphasizes the superiority of energy sources such as solar panel technology.