Formed at a moment of renewed U.S. commitment to tackling climate change, the ETC USA is poised to accelerate the progress towards a net-zero carbon future in this mission critical economy.
of primary energy in the US economy is wasted due to inefficiency
per capita electricity consumption (2018), the highest in world
Initiated at a time of high expectations for U.S. federal leadership on climate change, ETC USA will build a multi-sectoral community aligned around a durable solution set to achieving a net-zero U.S. economy. ETC USA will engage with state and federal policy makers as they consider how best to transition to a clean energy economy. It will develop actionable pathways reflecting consensus from corporate leaders and informed by analysis about the investments and private sector actions that can create jobs, accelerate decarbonization, and facilitate the U.S. energy transition. Ultimately, it will position the United States for bold climate action.
Housed by Duke University and run by policy experts from the University’s Nicholas Institute, ETC 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 ETC 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 ETC USA commissioners for the coming reports and will share findings through its networks within the federal and state governments.
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