Opinion: As politicians battle, we need scientific credibility and objectivity to reach net zero emissions

Read the full story at Utility Dive.

The electric sector has made some impressive early moves to reduce emissions, primarily driven by end-use efficiency and lower-emission generation, with natural gas and renewable-generated power replacing coal. As a result, the industry has reduced carbon emissions 33% since its peak in 2007 — double the rate of the wider economy — and now accounts for less than one-third of total U.S. energy-related CO2, according to the Energy Information Administration, the Energy Department’s statistical arm.

The electric power sector’s carbon reduction progress has been substantial, but in the race to reach net-zero emissions, every sector must cross the finish line to be successful.

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