In late 2020, energy experts at Princeton University released a study that models various detailed scenarios for how the United States can reach zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Though the options appear technically and economically feasible, they are still drastic.
Among other measures, there can be almost no coal plants operating by 2030. This year, 42 gigawatts of renewable energy is schedule to come online, breaking records. That figure will have to almost double by the end of the decade. Capacity in the nation’s electricity grid will have to expand by 60 per cent.
Read the report here.