A Low-Carbon Blueprint
Scientists estimate that to avoid the worst consequences of climate change the United States must reduce its total emissions 80 percent by 2050. This is a massive undertaking that will require policy changes affecting the commercial, industrial, residential, and transportation sectors. Fortunately there is a clear path. A smart grid will vastly improve efficiency. Wind, geothermal, and solar will all play a role in cleaning up our electricity. Technology that exists today can bump cars up to 60 MPG and beyond. The blueprint is in front of us, we just have to follow it.