Princeton Study Charts a $2.5T Pathway to a Net-Zero Carbon US

By [email protected] The United States can set a course to net-zero carbon by midcentury if it can radically overhaul its energy generation, transport, building and industrial sectors over the next decade, according to a major study from Princeton University.

And while the pathways to reach this goal entail large-scale shifts to renewable energy, electric vehicles and electric heating, or to alternative fuels and carbon-capture technologies, the costs of doing so are only slightly higher than projected “business-as-usual” investments in energy infrastructure and could yield major value in economic growth and human health.

Tuesday’s report comes as President-elect Joe Biden is pressing for

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