A recent research has revealed that the U.S energy can run on renewables primarily at the cost of 1 dollar for each individual per day by 2050. This will help to accomplish the goal of zero net emissions of CO2 from energy and industry in the next 29 years.
Researchers at Evolved Energy Research, and the University of San Francisco (USF), set up a model of the energy and industrial system of the United States to design a well-detailed study of how to accomplosh the goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050.
To reduce global warming and prevent its effect on climate change, the world must achieve zero net carbon emissions, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Several possible technology pathways were developed by researchers and this pathways vary widely in terms of bio-based fuels utilization, consumer adoption, utilization of fossil fuel, nuclear energy, and land use but they share some important strategies.
By methodically increasing energy efficiency, switching to electric technologies, utilizing clean electricity (especially wind and solar power), and deploying a small amount of carbon capture technology, the United States can reach zero emissions.authors in Carbon Neutral Pathways for the United States
When we talk about net zero emissions, we mean a balance between the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that goes into the atmosphere and the ones pulled out.
The U.S energy system will go through infrastructure changes to achieve decarbonization, according to Margaret Torn, a senior scientist in Berkeley Lab. This indicates that the United States energy system will have to develop gigawatts of solar power plants and wind, heat pumps, millions of electric cars, and new transmission lines among others. Above all, the system will continue to invent new technologies.