A typical American household runs on fossil fuels: natural gas for heat, hot water, and the kitchen stove, gas or diesel to power the cars in the driveway, and coal and natural gas still powering the majority of the electricity flowing in the home, even as the amount of wind and solar on the grid quickly grows. advertisement advertisement A new report looks at what it would take for every household to fully decarbonize. Not only is it feasible with technology that exists today, it finds, but the shift could actually save Americans money. “We’ve been told for a long time that solving climate change is going to cost us a lot of money,” says Alex Laskey, founder and executive chair of Rewiring America, the organization that produced the report. “And there have been some people who would argue—and I was among them—that it’s worth it, because there are going to be a lot of other costs.” But, he says, steep price tags no longer have to be an issue. “The good news from this analysis is that we can solve climate change, we can decarbonize the economy—if we get the financing right, and the regulatory stuff right. We can… Read full this story
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