The U.S. Will Need a Lot of Land for a Zero-Carbon Economy

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May 3, 2021 - 6:27am

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In a reversal of Trump's anti-climate policies, Biden's administration has decided to re-instate net-zero emissions goals to 2030. The article brings to light how power generation, transportation, and manufacturing will need to implement radical changes in order to meet this goal, especially considering the country was set back, conservatively speaking, for roughly 4-6 years by the previous administration. While the transition seems highly difficult and unlikely, especially considering the amount of land that would be needed, but innovative ways of re-purposing fossil-fuel plants are already underway. It will certainly take more than a significant effort to transition to clean energy.


Merril, D. (2021, April 29). "The U.S. Will Need a Lot of Land for a Zero-Carbon Economy." Bloomberg Green. Retrieved from

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Dave Merrill, "The U.S. Will Need a Lot of Land for a Zero-Carbon Economy", contributed by Briana Leone, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 3 May 2021, accessed 1 March 2024.