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The Debate: Net-Zero by 2050: How Should We Achieve a Carbon-Free U.S. Economy?

The Debate: Net-Zero by 2050: How Should We Achieve a Carbon-Free U.S. Economy?

Author: 

Rachel Fakhry - Natural Resource Defense Council, Kelly Sims Gallagher - Fletcher School, Tufts University, Michael B. Gerrard - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Roger Martella - General Electric

Current Issue: 

Volume: 

38

Issue: 

5

President Biden has called for the United States to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid century. That will require all but eliminating the use of fossil fuels and transitioning the nation’s vehicle fleets, buildings, factories, work places, and businesses to electricity for all energy needs. This is a huge undertaking, requiring excellent governance going forward. Our panel points to the big issues at stake.