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How America can rid itself of both carbon and blackouts

7 mins | Feb 23, 2021

The Economist's Analysis: this is the moment for an ambitious attempt to deal with climate change. "Time is pressing. Neither Mr Biden nor his successors may get a second chance to recast policy on such a scale. Global emissions from fossil fuels and cement production in 2019 were 16% higher than in 2009. It will be even harder to limit climate change to less than 2°C above the pre-industrial level, the global threshold from which America’s target for 2050 comes. To be carbon neutral, the world must curb emissions by 7.6% a year for a decade, a steeper decline than in 2020, when COVID-19 cut demand for oil and coal. For America, delaying action to 2030 would nearly double the cost of reaching net-zero or, more likely, mean it overshoots its targets."

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From The Economist