Is Hillary Clinton's Solar Energy Goal for the US Workable?

On Sunday, Hillary Clinton said, if she's president, the US would have seven times more solar energy capacity than it does today. And by 2027, renewable energy would supply a third of the nation’s electricity.
Clinton’s announcement was what the campaign said would be the first of many on climate change from the presidential hopeful. It extends the carbon-saving ambition in a significant sector of the economy. Burning fossil fuels for electricity accounts for 31% of US greenhouse gas emissions. One estimate found Clinton’s 33% renewable target could slice another 4% off the US’s existing pledge to cut emissions by 26-28% by 2025.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Americas chief, Ethan Zindler, said the ambition was high, but within reach. He said “It appears to be on the upper end but it’s entirely doable given the rapidly improving economics of renewables generally and solar particularly.”



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