NREL Study Shows US Rooftop Solar Potential Had Been Underestimated

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NREL Study Shows US Rooftop Solar Potential Had Been Underestimated

by RP Siegel

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The true social cost of carbon emissions is somewhere around six times higher than previously thought bit.ly/1UXrxRq via @Justmeans
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 4:00pm

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Good news, bad news. The more we learn about the world around us, the more we can improve the models we use to plan and to set rational policy from. Right about the same time that Stanford researchers, looking at economics, found that the true social cost of carbon emissions is somewhere around six times higher than previously thought, other researchers at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) were announcing a revised estimate of the potential for rooftop solar energy generation in the US.

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RP Siegel, author and inventor, shines a powerful light on numerous environmental and technological topics. He has been published in business and technical journals and has written three books. His third, co-authored with Roger Saillant, is Vapor Trails, an eco-thriller that is being adapted for the big screen. RP is a professional engineer – and a prolific inventor, with 50 patents, numerous awards, and several commercial products. He is president of Rain Mountain LLC and is an active environmental advocate in his hometown of Rochester, N.Y. In addition to Justmeans, he writes for Triple Pundit, ThomasNet News, and Energy Viewpoints, occasionally contributing to Mechanical Engineering, Strategy + Business, and Huffington Post.

Keywords: Energy | DOE | Environment | Innovation & Technology | Justmeans | NREL. LIDAR | National Renewable Energy Laboratory | renewables

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