It’s time to move to 100% clean
What does it mean to move to 100% clean?
As part of a global solution, the United States must stop adding climate pollution to the atmosphere by 2050.
That means replacing most carbon-emitting energy with wind, solar, and other clean sources of energy across all sectors of our economy — from transportation and manufacturing to the electric sector. It also means using strategies that remove climate pollution from the air, if they are cost-effective.
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100% clean is 100% achievable
American ingenuity has unlocked innovative solutions that have put humans on the moon, cured diseases, and ushered in the digital age. That same spirit is needed to transition us to a 100% clean economy.
What will it take?
Potential breakthrough technologies are on the horizon, from utility-scale energy storage, which can enable us to use far more renewable power, to innovations that are transforming transportation, to potential new means of capturing and storing carbon that is in the air.
In the last decade, solar energy prices have dropped nearly 90%. Wind power is almost 70% cheaper. 100% clean is closer than you might think.
Who will gain?
We all need to be part of this clean future. With the right policies in place, farmers can adopt practices that take carbon out of the atmosphere. Communities can access low-cost energy while keeping families healthy and protected from air pollution. And we must protect vulnerable communities and those that currently depend on jobs in traditional energy industries.
Now is the time to unleash that entrepreneurial spirit to create a 100% clean future that will protect our air and water, improve children’s health, protect national security, and create millions of jobs for Americans. Let’s get to work.
We can't afford to wait!
Climate change puts our families and communities at risk by worsening wildfires, increasing the severity of hurricanes, exacerbating drought and causing record-breaking heat waves, and more.
Recent studies have found the number of extreme weather-related events per year that cost the American people more than one billion dollars has increased significantly since 1980.
What is the cost?
Over the last decade, the federal government has paid over more than $350 billion for domestic disaster response and relief; crop and flood insurance; wildfire management; and maintenance and repairs to federal facilities and federally managed lands, and more.
The Government Accountability Office estimates that these recurring costs could increase to $35 billion per year in the coming decades and to $112 billion per year by late-century.