In the NewsApril 13, 2021

Biden’s Paris Goal: Pressure Builds for a 50 Percent Greenhouse Gas Cut by 2030

The target could be reached by a number of paths, experts say, but it would require a dramatic transformation in society’s energy usage and would most likely encounter political pushback. “Low carbon technologies face an uneven playing field in the United States due to competition from fossil fuel sources that do not pay for the costs that their emissions impose on society,” wrote Michael Greenstone, director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, in his group’s roadmap for decarbonizing the United States.