How can the world’s largest economy “decarbonize” in just three decades? Can it be done? What will it take? And how can we go about it in a way that protects American workers, keeps our economy strong, and preserves our nation’s global leadership in technology and innovation?
These are the questions Decarb America aims to help answer. A new, joint research initiative of the Bipartisan Policy Center, Clean Air Task Force, and Third Way, Decarb America will use a cutting-edge modeling platform to explore different policy and technology pathways for achieving net-zero U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Results from our in-depth analyses will advance understanding of the impacts, tradeoffs, investment needs, and opportunities that lie ahead as our nation and the world enter a critical period to address climate change and transition to clean energy systems. The challenge is enormous. Empowering policymakers with the information and tools they’ll need to make smart decisions is essential for success.
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Energy Infrastructure Needs for a Net-Zero Economy
This map series shows the energy infrastructure needed for a net-zero economy and highlights opportunities for each state to develop clean energy industries. We broke down the infrastructure needed to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 into twelve categories.
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Employment Impacts in a Decarbonized Economy
Key takeaways from analysis on how reaching net-zero emissions impacts US employment.
Pathways to Net-Zero Emissions
Key takeaways from analysis of different pathways to net-zero emissions.