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People, Power Density, Cost and Scale: The Challenges of Renewable Energy

At the current growth rate, global energy demand will double in 18 years. Meanwhile, governments are instituting mandates and offering subsidies to speed the move to an all renewable energy future. Nineteen U.S. states have released goals for achieving 100 percent renewable power in the next 20-50 years. While the promise of “clean energy” is appealing, will intermittent sources of energy be able to meet global needs? Join Dave Whitehead as he explores this topic with author Robert Bryce.

The Guest

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Robert Bryce

Journalist, Author

Robert has been writing about energy, power, innovation, and politics for more than three decades. He is the acclaimed author of six books, including most recently, A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Austin Chronicle, Guardian, and Forbes. He has given over 300 invited or keynote lectures to groups ranging from the Marines Corps War College to the Sydney Institute and has appeared on a panoply of media outlets ranging from Fox News to Al Jazeera. Bryce is also the host of the Power Hungry Podcast and the co-producer of a new feature-length documentary: Juice: How Electricity Explains the World, which is available on iTunes, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.