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Response to Comment on Paper Examining the Feasibility of Converting New York State's All-Purpose Energy Infrastructure to One Using Wind, Water, and Sunlight

UCD-ITS-RP-13-32

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Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (STEPS)

Suggested Citation:
Jacobson, Mark Z., Robert Howarth, Mark A. Delucchi, Stan Scobie, Jannette Barth, Michael Dvorak, Megan Klevze, Hind Katkhuda, Brian Miranda, Navid Chowdhury, Rick Jones, Larsen Plano, Anthony Ingraffea (2013) Response to Comment on Paper Examining the Feasibility of Converting New York State's All-Purpose Energy Infrastructure to One Using Wind, Water, and Sunlight. Energy Policy 62, 1212 - 1215

Jacobson et al. (2013) presented the technical and economic feasibility of converting New York States’ all-purpose energy infrastructure (electricity, transportation, heating/cooling, industry) to one powered by wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) producing electricity and electrolytic hydrogen. Gilbraith et al. (2013) question several aspects of our approach. Unfortunately, Gilbraith et al. inaccurately portray what we stated and referenced and ignore many recent supporting studies. They also refer to previous misplaced critiques of our earlier global WWS study but fail to reference the responses to those critiques, Delucchi and Jacobson (2011b) and Jacobson and Delucchi (2013). We fully stand by the conclusions of both the previous and present studies.