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Going Completely Renewable: Is It Possible (Let Alone Desirable)?


  • Sovacool, Benjamin K.
  • Watts, Charmaine


With the right mix of leadership and policy, a completely renewable electricity sector for New Zealand and the United States is feasible, achievable, and desirable.

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  • Sovacool, Benjamin K. & Watts, Charmaine, 2009. "Going Completely Renewable: Is It Possible (Let Alone Desirable)?," The Electricity Journal, Elsevier, vol. 22(4), pages 95-111, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jelect:v:22:y:2009:i:4:p:95-111

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