Paving the road from COP26 to a decarbonised US power grid

US still too reliant on fossil fuels

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Jerry Polacek is group lead of the Ecofin US RNEW
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Jerry Polacek is group lead of the Ecofin US RNEW

Global leaders are set to converge in Glasgow on 31 October for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference.

Countries are being tasked with setting ambitious 2030 emissions reduction targets that support the goal of securing net zero emissions by mid-century.  With the 2020 election of President Joe Biden, the US is now determined to serve as a powerful force towards combatting climate change.  This is displayed through its February 2021 re-entry into the Paris Climate Agreement and the primacy of its domestic climate agenda.  Yet for the US to be successful in achieving Biden's aspirational goal of decarbonising the world's second largest power grid by 2035, there must be strong alignme...

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