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John Keppler is the chairman and CEO of Enviva, a manufacturer of wood pellets.

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Americans are tired of half measures on climate change. Seven in 10 Americans want utility companies to overhaul their operations and generate 100% of the nation's electricity from renewables in the near future.

That's ambitious. Renewable energy accounts for just 17% of electricity generation today. Utility companies often claim an all-renewable future is impossible, since wind and solar only generate power when the wind is blowing and the sun is shining. Utilities say they need a reliable energy source, like natural gas or coal, that can produce electricity at night and on calm days.

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Source: T&D

 

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