This chapter sets out proposed federal laws and policies for America's Zero Carbon Action Plan, a comprehensive report on how to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. This chapter sets forth recommendations for all four pillars of deep decarbonization – electricity decarbonization, energy efficiency and conservation, electrification of transportation and buildings, and carbon capture. It is supplemented with recommendations for significant reductions in emissions of non-carbon dioxide pollutants, as well as for changes in foreign policy. Each set of recommendations is accompanied by an explanation of the underlying strategy for the proposed changes.
Environmental Law | Law
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
John C. Dernbach & Michael B. Gerrard,
America's Zero Carbon Action Plan: Federal Legislative and Administrative Framework,
SDSN 2020 Zero Action Carbon Plan; Widener University Commonwealth Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21-18
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