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Realizing America’s Clean Energy Opportunity

Realizing America’s Clean Energy Opportunity

Full Title: Realizing America’s Clean Energy Opportunity: Accelerating Clean Regional Economies
Author(s): Aaron Brickman, Lachlan Carey, Sarah Ladislaw
Publisher(s): Rocky Mountain Institute
Publication Date: June 30, 2022
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Description (excerpt):

Clean energy is likely to become the cheapest source of energy in human history, opening countless possibilities in an era of energy abundance and economic dynamism. The United States can be a leader in this global energy transition, but to date it has not done enough to position itself for this opportunity. A growing number of countries are adopting ambitious clean energy policies and investing heavily in emerging technologies, raising the risk that the United States will be left further and further behind if it fails to take bold action.

The United States needs a national strategy that focuses not on minimizing costs but maximizing the opportunities inherent in a clean energy transition. Above all, this strategy should prioritize accelerating investment in clean energy technologies, physical infrastructure, and vertical supply chains. In the process, the United States can support regional economies, accelerate growth, and promote a dynamic, inclusive society. 

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