19 Sep '17, 5pm

America's Clean Energy Frontier: The Pathway to a Safer Climate Future

America's Clean Energy Frontier: The Pathway to a Safer Climate Future

In this comprehensive analysis, completed in partnership with E3, NRDC shows that the United States can help curb climate change and cut its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80 percent by 2050 with an ambitious, but realistic, increase in clean energy. This reduction can be achieved almost entirely with tools that we have at our fingertips today . NRDC’s 80 percent by 2050 approach relied on four key emission reduction strategies, though the first three strategies take us 90 percent of the way: We cut energy use by almost half through more ambitious investments in efficient and/or electric vehicles, appliance, buildings, and industrial plants. If we use less energy to begin with, we will automatically shrink the need for fossil fuels to heat our homes or power our gadgets. Less use of fossil fuels means less harmful and climate-changing pollution. Waste less, use less,...

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