Environmental Law | Law
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
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.
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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