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America’s clean energy frontier: the pathway to a safer climate future

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This report by the U.S Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) shows that the United States can help curb climate change and cut its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050 with an ambitious, but realistic, increase in clean energy. This reduction can be achieved relying on four key emission reduction strategies:

 

  1. Implement energy efficiency technologies and system-wide approaches to reduce total U.S. energy demand by 40% (compared with the reference case in which America’s energy system evolves as it has historically)
  2. Significantly expand renewable energy, like wind and solar, to generate more than 70% of our electricity supply by 2050, compared with today’s 8% from wind and solar
  3. Employ the resulting near-zero-carbon electricity to the greatest practical extent to directly displace fossil fuels in transportation, residential and commercial buildings, and industry
  4. Decarbonise some of the remaining fuel use, mainly in transportation and industry

For further information please visit the link below to download the full report.