Full Title: Examining Supply-Side Options to Achieve 100% Clean Electricity by 2035
Author(s): Paul Denholm, Patrick Brown, Wesley Cole, Trieu Mai, Brian Sergi
Publisher(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Publication Date: August 30, 2022
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This study evaluates a variety of scenarios that achieve a 100% clean electricity system (defined as zero net greenhouse gas emissions) in 2035 that could put the United States on a path to economy-wide net-zero emissions by 2050. These scenarios focus primarily on the supply of clean electricity, including technical requirements, challenges, and benefit and cost implications. The study results highlight multiple pathways to 100% clean electricity in which benefits exceed costs. The study does not comprehensively evaluate all options to achieve 100% clean electricity, and it focuses largely on supply-side options.