Taking Stock: Progress Toward Meeting US Climate Goals

Rhodium Group
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[Climate Wire] The United States’ ability to meet its Paris greenhouse gas commitments will depend in large part on who is elected president this November, a new report finds…

The United States’ ability to meet its Paris greenhouse gas commitments will depend in large part on who is elected president this November, a new report finds.

While the Obama administration has succeeded in bending the curve on carbon dioxide emissions, its policies are insufficient to deliver on President Obama’s promise of cutting U.S. emissions between 26 and 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, the report by the Rhodium Group states.

The analysis, released yesterday, says that current policies, market forces and technological advances combined will place the United States on a path to cut emissions between 9 and 20 percent compared with that year. The wide range reflects substantial uncertainty about the outcome of important existing policies like the Clean Power Plan, and on future economic conditions and technology innovations that could drive emissions up or down…

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