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  1. The US population consistently adds 10% a decade. The powers that be can easily adjust the immigration levels to make up for any shortfall in births. Since 2050 is 4 decades away, I think the estimate would be the US population is 40% higher than now.
    Throw in a 1% a year rise in per capita electric use, which is 48% more use per capita in 2050. 1% a year is a pretty low estimate too, over the last 30 years from 1980 the demand growth has been a lot higher.
    Anyway with the two numbers US demand in 2050 would be 207% the 2010 level. Since America has ~1,000 GW of capacity currently, we would have to add 1,070 GW more by then.

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