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This Is How The US Will Switch To 100% Renewable Energy By 2050

This Is How The US Will Switch To 100% Renewable Energy By 2050

With fossil fuels predicted to run out by 2088 (see here) and oil consumption forcibly dropping to 20% within the next 40 years (here), the whole world — let alone the US — will need to switch to renewable, greener energy sources in order to sustain its evermore industrial, evermore numerous population. That being said, the US — with big names such as Gore, Musk and even Hollywood stars such as Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo Dicaprio spreading awareness — is one of the first countries to have come up with an outline as to how this transition will be made. Below are 5 ways the US will switch to 100% renewable energy by 2050.

1. Increased Efficiency = Lower Energy Requirements

One major benefit with electric systems are their ability to waste very little energy. Combustion motors are inefficient systems in that they lose much of their energy in the form of heat, vibration and sound. With electric motors, virtually all of the electricity is used to do useful work. Tesla are taking point on this one.

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A new study suggests this increase in efficiency alone will mean that overall energy requirements will drop by a third (33%), meaning energy demands will be more easily met by renewable energy sources.

2. It’ll be a Breeze

100% renewable energy
    The only way is up.

    Literally. Windfarms — both onshore and off — will equate to 50% of the total amount of renewable energy being met. This makes them the primary source of green sustainable energy.

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    3. Starlight Powered Cities

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      Coming in close 2nd with 45%, solar panels are becoming becoming increasingly accessible for the general public, at cheaper prices. We won’t have to worry about sunlight running out any time soon.

      4. Utilising the Minor Constants

      I say minor, however they’re anything but. Possible sources such as tidal forces, waves and geothermal energy make up the smaller portion of renewable energy production, however their consistency is a major benefit since the wind doesn’t always blow, and the sun isn’t always above us.

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      5. But When the Sun Doesn’t Shine?

      You’ll be saying “That’s great and all, but when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow, the remaining sources won’t meet our demands!” True, and that’s why Tesla (yes, the car company) is now setting it’s IQ laden team on producing both household and industrial battery packs, which store any unused energy for night times and rainy days. Read more here.

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      Last Updated on March 24, 2021

      8 Smart Home Gadgets You Need in Your House

      8 Smart Home Gadgets You Need in Your House

      We’ve all done it. We’ve gone out and bought useless gadgets that we don’t really need, just because they seemed really cool at the time. Then, we are stuck with a bunch of junk, and end up tossing it or trying to sell it on Ebay.

      On the other hand, there are some pretty awesome tech inventions that are actually useful. For instance, many of the latest home gadgets do some of your work for you, from adjusting the home thermostat to locking your front door. And, if used as designed, these tools should really help to make your life a lot easier—and that’s not just a claim from some infomercial trying to sell you yet another useless gadget.

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      Take a look at some of the most popular “smart gadgets” on the market:

      1. Smart Door Locks

      A smart lock lets you lock and unlock your doors by using your smartphone, a special key fob, or biometrics. These locks are keyless, and much more difficult for intruders to break into, making your home a lot safer. You can even use a special app to let people into your home if you are not there to greet them.

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      2. Smart Kitchen Tools

      Wouldn’t you just love to have a pot of coffee waiting for you when you get home from work? What about a “smart pan” that tells you exactly when you need to flip that omelet? From meat thermometers to kitchen scales, you’ll find a variety of “smart” gadgets designed to make culinary geeks salivate.

      3. Mini Home Speaker Play:1

      If you love big sound, but hate how much space big speakers take up, and if you want a stereo system that is no bigger than your fist, check out the Play:1 mini speaker. All you have to do is plug it in, connect, and then you can stream without worrying about any interruptions or interface. You can even add onto it, and have different music playing in different rooms.

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      4. Wi-Fi Security Cameras

      These are the latest in home security, and they connect to the Wi-Fi in your home. You can use your mobile devices to monitor what is going on in your home at all times, no matter where you are. Options include motion sensors, two-way audio, and different recording options.

      5. Nest Thermostat

      This is a thermostat that lives with you. It can sense seasonal changes, temperature changes, etc., and it will adjust itself automatically. You will never have to fiddle with a thermostat dial or keypad again, because this one basically does all of the work for you. It can also help you to save as much as 12% on heating bills, and 15% on cooling bills.

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      6. Smart Lighting

      Control your home lighting from your remote device. This is great if you are out and want to make sure that there are some lights on. It is designed to be energy efficient, so it will pay for itself over time because you won’t have to spend so much on your monthly energy bills.

      7. Google Chromecast Ultra

      Whether you love movies, television shows, music, etc., you can stream it all using Google Chromecast Ultra. Stream all of the entertainment you love in up to 4K UHD and HDR, for just $69 monthly.

      8. Canary

      This home security system will automatically contact emergency services when they are needed. This system offers both video and audio surveillance, so there will be evidence if there are any break-ins on your property. You can also use it to check up on what’s happening at home when you are not there, including to make sure the kids are doing their homework.

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