The New Energy Economy
Putting America on the Path to Solving Global Warming
How America and the world respond to global warming and our growing demand for energy -- and whether we respond in time -- will determine what kind of planet we have for generations to come. Fortunately, many of the technologies and policy tools we need to make the shift to cleaner energy solutions already exist, and we can deploy them without harming the economy. NRDC outlines six energy-sector opportunities that can help America reduce global warming pollution. The next step is decisive action by the U.S. government to facilitate these investments and reduce our global warming pollution the necessary 80 percent, or 10.6 billion tons, by 2050.
Cutting U.S. Global Warming Pollution
See how U.S. technology and innovation can cool the climate and fuel new economic opportunities, with this illustrated chart of cost
and payoff by sector.
Chapter 1: The Rising Tide for Global Warming Solutions
Chapter 2: NRDC Strategies to Cut U.S. Global Warming Pollution 80 Percent by 2050
Chapter 3: McKinsey's Roadmap for Transforming Our Energy Economy
Chapter 4: Economic Benefits of Taking Action Now to Contain Climate Change
Chapter 5: NRDC Policy Recommendations to Unlock Global Warming Solutions and Grow the Economy
last revised 12/10/2007
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