The Cost of Net Zero Electrification of the U.S.A.

A reanalysis of a Thomas Tanton report on decarbonizing the USA finds This study finds that the battery costs for replacing all current fossil fuel fired electricity with wind and solar generated electricity, using 2020 electricity data, is 109 times that estimated by the Tanton report. The total capital cost of electrification is herein estimated, using 2020 data, at US$433 trillion, or 20 times the U.S.A. 2019 gross domestic product.