From: Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)
The energy choices we make have an enormous impact. Electricity generated by coal burning power plants is a major source of global warming pollution in the United States.
But by reducing how much energy we use through energy-efficient technologies and by displacing dirty fossil fuels with clean electricity sources, we can build a cost-effective and sustainable energy future.
UCS research shows how renewable energy initiatives can help protect the environment and boost the economy. In the articles listed below—and in the Clean Energy section—explore practical, sustainable energy solutions that benefit us all.
GLOBAL WARMING ENERGY SOLUTIONS BASIC READING
Renewable Electricity Standard FAQ
GLOBAL WARMING ENERGY SOLUTIONS IN DEPTH
Renewable Energy Standards–Mitigating Global Warming
OUR ANALYSIS OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL WARMING
A Better Climate Bill: Raising Efficiency and Renewable Electricity Standards
Clean Energy, Green Jobs
Cashing In on Clean Energy
Nuclear Power in a Warming World