Mapping a clean energy transition

Source: BY KELSEY TAMBORRINO, Politico • Posted: Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Getting 90 percent of power from renewable sources would require a $1.7 trillion investment over 15 years, bringing a net increase of 530,000 energy jobs while curbing greenhouse gas emissions 27 percent and shedding $1.2 trillion in health and environmental costs, according to researchers at the University of California-Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, consulting firm GridLab and think tank Energy Innovation. In addition to the spending program, the report outlines new policies needed to propel the transition, including instituting a federal clean energy standard, extending and expanding clean energy tax and manufacturing incentives, boosting the federal government’s capital offerings for clean energy.