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Clean Energy

Tapping Renewable Energy Sources Instead of Fossil Fuels

The world's continued reliance on fossil fuels as its main source of energy is quite literally endangering the ability of the planet to sustain life as we know it. The effects of climate change have long since been under way, and our nascent efforts to adapt to it have barely begun to come to grips with the disruption that lies ahead.

Of course, it's not just climate change that should be warning us away from such reliance on fossil fuels. The burning of oil, coal, and natural gas to run automobiles, power various industrial processes, and create electricity for a myriad of uses also results in a range of lung-choking emissions, creating air pollution that kills tens of thousands of Americans each year.

Clean Energy for a Clean Planet

All that said, the U.S. economy and indeed, most Americans very way of life, is predicated on the ready availability of energy. So how can we save the planet, protect Americans from air pollution, and still drive automobiles? In 2013, CPR Member Scholars created an energy issue group aimed at tackling this long-simmering question. They began their work with a series of blog posts, on their way to a range of other products. Check out the posts, and leave comments:

Also check out these CPR White Papers on energy topics:

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