The following is a Viewpoint from Senior Policy Advisor for Energy Grant Smith and Vice President and Editor-in-Chief Bill Walker at the Environmental Working Group. Across America, devastating hurricanes, hellish wildfires, deadly heat waves and other disasters have brought the climate change crisis close to home. In response, more than 100 cities, counties and states — including the two largest, California and New York — have committed to use only renewable or zero-emissions sources for electricity by mid-century. Should the nation as a whole shoot for such an ambitious goal? Is it even possible for the entire U.S. to supply electricity reliably with 100% renewable energy sources? The bottom line: Yes. But the devil is in the details, and the debate rages over how to get there.
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