Op-ed: The Right Way to Shape Our Low-Carbon Future

Recently, Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) presented a plan to eliminate carbon emissions in the country by 2050. The bill would implement a national renewable energy standard, similar to renewable portfolio standards that currently exist in 35 states and the District of Columbia. The goal of these standards is to ramp up renewable energy production until it accounts for a certain percentage of total energy production.

While renewables will certainly play a role in our low-carbon future, they aren’t our only option for reducing carbon emissions…

Read the full op-ed as it was published by Morning Consult.

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