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Rising to the Challenge: Six Steps to Cut Global Warming Pollution in the United States

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Publication Date: July 2006

Author(s): Tony Dutzik; Emily Figdor

Funder(s): Pew Charitable Trusts; New York Community Trust; Energy Foundation

Funder(s): Pew Charitable Trusts; New York Community Trust; Energy Foundation

Topic: Environment (Weather and climate)

Keywords: renewable energy; energy efficiency; transportation

Type: Report

Abstract:

Global warming is real and is happening now. Scientists tell us that, to avoid the worst consequences of global warming, we need to begin reducing our emissions of global warming soon. Rising to the Challenge describes six strategies the United States can use to reduce its emissions of carbon dioxide--the leading global warming pollutant--by 19 percent by 2020. The report recommends several steps America can take to use energy more efficiently and to tap America's abundant renewable energy resources, which can reduce the nation's emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel use.