Elon Musk introduced a bold plan in January to build a 500-megawatt solar/wind farm in Texas that could provide electricity to the entire country.
Under the plan, Musk would put up solar panels and turbines to generate power, while piping in renewable energy from Mexico to the United States.
“I think it’s actually feasible and economically viable and acceptable to do,” he said at the time.
Well, the United Nations just gave Musk a big thumbs up.
In a press release, the U.N. praised the plan, calling it a “game-changer” for bringing clean power to the United States and clearing the way for other wealthy countries.
Musk is a member of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and was even a presenter at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris last year.
He said the Texas wind farm and other “solar/wind power systems” could have a significant impact on energy use.
“Specifically, these ideas could see the United States taking a lead role in addressing the global climate challenge at scale, increasing the amount of renewable energy it produces, and reducing its demand for fossil fuels,” the release stated.
An R-rated version of Musk’s proposed plan, in which he called the U.S. government and President Trump “xenophobic,” was published Monday by The Guardian, but Musk blasted the newspaper for its invasion of his privacy.
“You hate people like me who build things and you think people like me should be crushed. Sad,” he tweeted.