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:
- 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)
- 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
- 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
- Decarbonise some of the remaining fuel use, mainly in transportation and industry
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