“So the math here is simple: to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050, the world would need to deploy 3 … nuclear plants worth of carbon-free energy every two days, starting tomorrow and continuing to 2050. At the same time, a … nuclear plant worth of fossil fuels would need to be decommissioned every day, starting tomorrow and continuing to 2050.
“I’ve found that some people don’t like the use of a nuclear power plant as a measuring stick. So we can substitute wind energy as a measuring stick. Net-zero carbon dioxide by 2050 would require the deployment of ~1500 wind turbines (2.5 MW) over ~300 square miles, every day starting tomorrow and continuing to 2050.”