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The Road to Net Zero: Decarbonizing Household Consumption

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Ahmad Faruqui leads the firm’s practice in understanding and managing the changing needs of energy consumers. This work encompasses tariff design and evaluation, distributed generation, energy...

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The production of electricity from carbon-based fossil fuels releases greenhouse gas emissions. The consumption of energy from fossil fuels also releases greenhouse gas emissions. The Trump administration took no actions to promote decarbonization of either production or consumption.

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Matt Chester on Dec 7, 2020

Is that pathway going to be from the federal standpoint, or do you think we'll move on a state-by-state or regional basis first? 

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Jim Stack on Dec 9, 2020

It is not an easy problem. Lucky many of us do all we can and it does make a difference. 

   We certainly should not look to the government leaders or industry to lead the way. They only look at short term profits. 

   I make more clean solar energy than we use year around. We only put our trash and recycling out once a month not weekly like our neighbors. We drive 100% electric and i average 7 miles per kWh whike most get 3 or 4 miles. We only charge off peak yet we are not on a time of day plan. We eat vegan harming no animaks and using less energy and water than meat eaters. We ride bicycles for all our short trips. It does make a difference. 

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