Full Title: A Roadmap to 100% Clean Electricity by 2035: Power Sector Decarbonization through a Federal Clean Electricity Standard and Robust Clean Energy Investments and Justice-Centered Policies
Author(s): Leah C. Stokes, Sam Ricketts, Olivia Quinn, Narayan Subramanian, Bracken Hendricks
Publisher(s): Evergreen Collaborative, Data for Progress
Publication Date: February 8, 2021
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In this report:
– We outline how Congress can use a federal clean energy standard to put the U.S. on a path to 100% clean electricity by 2035.
– We show how a CES can be designed to rapidly decarbonize the power sector and center equity, good jobs, and community benefits while doing so.
– We also outline a number of investments and justice-centered policies that will be required to achieve this rapid 100% clean power goal.
– And we argue that this crucial policy commitment made by Democratic leaders can and must overcome any potential legislative barriers. This includes eliminating the filibuster in the United States Senate, or pass CES legislation through budget reconciliation.