United States transition to net-zero emissions

Formed at a moment of renewed U.S. commitment to tackling climate change in the wake of the IRA, the single largest climate and energy investment in US history, Energy Pathways USA is poised to accelerate the progress towards a net-zero carbon future in this mission critical economy.

As an independent initiative, but in collaboration with the ETC, Energy Pathways USA is building a community of firms and thought leaders from key sectors aligned around a durable solution set to achieving a net-zero U.S. economy. Energy Pathways USA engages with state and federal policymakers as they consider how best to transition to a clean energy economy. The programme is developing actionable pathways reflecting consensus from corporate leaders. These pathways are informed by analysis of investments and private sector actions that can create jobs, accelerate decarbonisation, and facilitate the U.S. energy transition. Ultimately, the work will position the United States for bold climate action.

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billion US dollars in climate and energy spending and tax breaks part of the Inflation Reduction Act package
billion tons of GHG emissions could be cut each year in 2030 as a result of the IRA

Energy Pathways USA

Housed by Duke University and run by policy experts from the University’s Nicholas Institute and Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment, Energy Pathways USA will build on the breadth of existing research and analysis undertaken on the U.S. context to the target of achieving net-zero emissions by mid-century.

The Nicholas Institute brings its own established track record to Energy Pathways USA of working with policy makers to craft timely, effective and practical solutions to environmental and energy challenges. The Nicholas Institute will build consensus among Energy Pathways USA commissioners for the coming reports and will share findings through its networks within the federal and state governments.

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