Publication Spotlight: What We Know—and Do Not Know—About Achieving a National-Scale
100% Renewable Electric Grid
An article published in Joule by NREL researchers explored the technical and economic challenges that would need
to be overcome to achieve 100% renewable electric power. The authors highlighted a
need to continuously reexamine the most effective pathway toward national emissions
reduction and decarbonization goals—whether through 100% renewable electricity or
another combination of low-carbon technologies.