Since it’s announcement and release on December 15, 2020, the Net-Zero America study has captured the interest of not only environmental journalists and outlets, but more importantly, the interest of policy makers, legislators, and the White House.
Scientists and research based at Princeton University played a critical role in a new national report that investigates the technology, policy and societal dimensions of accelerating decarbonization in the United States.
Princeton’s vital research across the spectrum of environmental issues is today and will continue to be pivotal to solving some of humanity’s toughest problems. Our impact is built on a long, deep, broad legacy of personal commitment, intellectual leadership, perseverance and innovation. This article is part of a series to present the sweep of Princeton’s environmental excellence over the past half-century.
The new “Net-Zero America” study maps out state-by-state, sector-by-sector, and decade-by-decade what it would take for the U.S. economy to be fully decarbonized, and provides a blueprint for action in the 2020s.
Princeton University convened an international research team June 11-13 to begin a five-year effort to frame a realistic global response to climate change that accounts for massive economic development in countries, including India and China.