The transition to renewable energy could be the ticket for nations everywhere. While it would cost $73 trillion upfront, those investments will pay off in just six years as they continue being powered by clean sources of power instead of fossil fuels that emit carbon dioxide into our atmosphere and contribute heavily towards climate change.

The new report from Stanford University researchers shows how switching over now rather than later on would create more jobs with higher wages across many different industries including construction trades where demand is expected to grow rapidly due increased population growth plus periodic natural disasters.

One of the major barriers to reaching 100% renewable energy is the cost. This new analysis shows that if we were able replace all fossil fuels and nuclear power with hydroelectricity, biomass, geothermal wind solar installations would only be a part of it at $1 trillion for 10 years before scaling up battery storage which brings us up another billion dollars more in costs depending on how much you want this generation capacity increased from 900 Gigawatts currently installed on American soil today.

There is no easy way to determine what it would cost for a country or state with 100% renewable energy. However, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) has created econometric models that can be used as an approximation in this regard and their work will continue into future years but these estimates take time so we may not have numbers yet even though they’re promising because there are too many factors involved when creating them such as seasonal fluctuations in productivity and demand which affect prices greatly among other things.

The report estimates that transitioning the U.S. to 100% renewable electricity would require building 1,600 gigawatts of new wind and solar capacity along with 900 gigawatts in energy storage such as batteries or pumped hydro systems for when there’s not enough sun shining on our power plants’ roofs. 

Researchers have found that when health and climate benefits are considered across the lifetime of an energy project, as in this study on wind versus coal power plants for U.S regions, most renewable resources developments end up paying themselves back within 20 years!

“The financial cost to install renewables is often more than offset by their positive impacts on human well-being,” says Buonocore., “and two thirds of America turns into an even better place with just one big installation—renewables.”


  1. Fantastic site. Lots of helpful information here. I am sending it to some friends ans additionally sharing in delicious. And of course, thanks for your effort!

  2. Your writing was remarkably illuminating! The breadth of information and the captivating delivery mesmerized me. The depth of research and mastery evident throughout significantly heightens the content’s excellence. The insights in the introductory and concluding parts were especially thought-provoking, sparking fresh concepts and inquiries that I hope you’ll explore in future writings. If there are additional resources for further exploration on this subject, I’d be eager to delve into them. Thank you for sharing your expertise and enhancing our understanding of this topic. The exceptional quality of this piece compelled me to comment immediately after reading. Continue the fantastic work—I’ll certainly return for more updates. Your dedication to crafting such an outstanding article is highly valued!

  3. I do not even know how I ended up here but I thought this post was great I dont know who you are but definitely youre going to a famous blogger if you arent already Cheers

  4. This piece was incredibly enlightening! The level of detail and clarity in the information provided was truly captivating. The extensive research and deep expertise evident in this article are truly impressive, greatly enhancing its overall quality. The insights offered at both the beginning and end were particularly striking, sparking numerous new ideas and questions for further exploration.The way complex topics were broken down into easily understandable segments was highly engaging. The logical flow of information kept me thoroughly engaged from start to finish, making it easy to immerse myself in the subject matter. Should there be any additional resources or further reading on this topic, I would love to explore them. The knowledge shared here has significantly broadened my understanding and ignited my curiosity for more. I felt compelled to express my appreciation immediately after reading due to the exceptional quality of this article. Your dedication to crafting such outstanding content is highly appreciated, and I eagerly await future updates. Please continue with your excellent work—I will definitely be returning for more insights. Thank you for your unwavering commitment to sharing your expertise and for greatly enriching our understanding of this subject.

  5. Wonderful web site Lots of useful info here Im sending it to a few friends ans additionally sharing in delicious And obviously thanks to your effort

  6. Nice blog here Also your site loads up very fast What host are you using Can I get your affiliate link to your host I wish my site loaded up as quickly as yours lol


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here