Mark Delucchi analyses featured in new post-carbon report

By Alston Lim • UC Davis 2014

Mark Delucchi, a research scientist for the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, is featured in an international report for his work, which highlights the potential for existing technologies to deliver rapid de-carbonization in long-term renewable energy sources.

The report, published by the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne, is part of the Post Carbon Pathways project and includes in-depth interviews from top post-carbon economy researchers and policy makers from around the world.

Delucchi is quoted in the new Melbourne report for his findings in an influential article on renewable energy which he co-authored with Mark Jacobson at Stanford University that appeared in an October 2006 issue of Scientific American.

In the article, Delucchi says that using wind, water and solar sources to provide energy to meet projected demand in the long run “is possible and definitely worth looking at in detail.”

Delucchi additionally told the report authors that the change required for rapid de-carbonization is “indeed socially and politically feasible.”

To read the full report, click here

Photo: Mark Delucchi said he believes that switching the global energy system to 100% renewable energy by 2030 will require strong political and policy leadership and regulation. Photo credit: iStockphoto/Thinkstock