Climate Summit: How Do You Cut 50% of Greenhouse-Gas Emissions by 2030?

Wall Street Journal
Ana Rivas, Juanje Gómez, Max Rust and Roque Ruiz

The Biden administration on Thursday announced a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions to half their 2005 levels by 2030. The plan calls for action from federal and state governments, businesses and other groups to reach the target.

Researchers recommend a range of policies to cut emissions, from mandating that all new vehicles sold are electric to eliminating coal-fired power plants and phasing out gases used in refrigeration. But there isn’t a silver bullet to cutting emissions. Most proposals, such as the following from the Energy Department-supported Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and research group Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy, suggest a need for combining measures to achieve the 2030 goal.