Study Shows 20 New Policy Actions Improve Energy, Economy, and Environment
Thursday, November 15, 2012
CCS released a study today outlining 20 new major policies that would achieve net positive impacts for better economic, energy, and environmental security.
If implemented across all 50 states, these policies would lower carbon pollution and its equivalents much more rapidly and would help close the gap to the 2020 goal of seventeen percent below 2005 emissions by 2023. These policies do not include practices to reduce pollution from oil and gas production that have become very important sources of pollution in the last few years.
The analysis underscores the need for continued support and development of multi objective state, local and national policy actions to reduce climate-changing emissions and avert the most damaging impacts of climate change. It’s important to recognize the findings also present solutions in the form of a combination of effective policies in each economic sector, rather than a single tool at one level of government.
The 2020 goal, while a critical benchmark, is only a step toward the 2050 goal promised by President Obama that seeks to lower emissions to 80 percent below 2005 levels.
For complete details and a listing of the 20 new policies, please visit the CCS Security and Investment webpage.