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rapid switch: in the news

Articles, reports, and media coverage of the Rapid Switch initiative inside and outside Princeton University

Net-Zero America in action: America’s windy coastlines and scaling offshore wind power

Princeton University

The administration of President Joe Biden recently granted federal approval for what will be the largest U.S. offshore wind farm to date, an 84-turbine farm off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. Greenlighting the project aligns with Biden’s vision to rapidly expand offshore wind in the United States, specifically on the East Coast, as part of a national infrastructure plan.

POET and Princeton Inspire Students to Design a ‘Net-Zero America’

Vital by Poet

It is clear that our world is facing severe environmental and climate problems; droughts, floods and other natural disasters become more common and more destructive each year.

Net-Zero America: In the News

News roundup

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.

Princeton researchers at forefront of national plans for technological and social transition to net-zero emissions

Princeton University

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.

Tough, timely and team-driven: 50 years of energy research

Princeton University

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.

Big but affordable effort needed for America to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, Princeton study shows

Environment Half Century, Princeton University

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.

Rapid Switch project to assess practicality and pace of global climate strategies

Princeton University

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.

Motivated to decarbonize energy systems: Jenkins speaks out on energy transitions

Princeton University

Decarbonization has come into the national dialogue with new vigor and Jesse Jenkins is a vocal proponent of exploring energy transitions and pathways to decarbonization.