Ken Bossong, Executive Director of the SUN DAY Campaign, published a press release on April 29th entitled "EIA PROJECTS RENEWABLES TO BE 16-27% OF U.S. ELECTRICITY SUPPLY BY 2040: LOW END DOES NOT PASS THE LAUGH TEST; UPPER BOUND PROBABLY STILL TOO CONSERVATIVE."
He analyses EIA's report, documenting -- at times with EIA's own data -- how it significantly underestimates not only the potential contribution of renewable energy sources to the U.S. electricity supply, but also what renewables (that is, biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, and wind) will likely provide in the next few years, and decades, to come.
Ken Bossong warns: "Unrealistically low forecasts provide ammunition for those arguing that investments in renewable energy are not cost-effective and that new fossil fuel and nuclear construction is necessary because renewables cannot meet the nation's future energy needs. As such, EIA's projections can have multiple adverse impacts on the renewable energy industry as well as on the nation's environmental and energy future."
The SUN DAY Campaign is a non-profit research and educational organization founded in 1992 to promote sustainable energy technologies as cost-effective alternatives to nuclear power and fossil fuels.