We are in the midst of a massive energy transition. The world’s leading scientific organizations have been unambiguous that climate change is a dire and urgent threat and that the longer we delay, the stronger the action required. Over the last decade, we have witnessed the worsening impacts climate change is having on our communities. To avoid the increasingly catastrophic consequences of climate change, we must ensure rapid greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reductions—based on the latest science and in line with our fair share—to put the United States on a pathway of reducing its emissions to net zero emissions by 2050, and to ensure we are solidly on that path by 2030. Reducing emissions from the power sector must be a key part of this strategy. At the same time, any strategy to reduce emissions from this sector must benefit working people and communities across the country.
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