Aggressive push to 100% renewable energy could save Americans billions – study

(EurActiv, 22 Oct 2020) As much as $321bn could be saved with complete switch to clean energy sources, Rewiring America analysis finds.

An aggressive push towards 100% renewable energy would save Americans as much as $321bn in energy costs, while also slashing planet-heating emissions, according to a new report.

Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, has vowed to eliminate greenhouse gases from the US power grid within 15 years and essentially zero out emissions by 2050, a plan assailed by Donald Trump as costly and detrimental to the American economy.

But a new analysis by Rewiring America, an energy policy organization, finds that households would benefit financially from a complete switch to clean energy sources such as solar and wind. More than 40% of energy emissions are determined by appliances in and around the home, according to the report, such as heating, electricity, refrigeration and car use.

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EurActiv, 22 Oct 2020: Aggressive push to 100% renewable energy could save Americans billions – study