True Costs of Ending Fossil Fuel Use

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February 29, 2024 True Costs of Ending Fossil Fuel Use

The Biden administration’s policy to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 will have minor effects on global temperatures while imposing trillions of dollars in costs to the U.S. economy. Meanwhile, the U.K.’s net-zero plans are having a disastrous effect on the country and should serve as a warning to Americans. Experts weigh in on alternate paths for the U.S.

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Thursday, February 29, 2024

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Heritage Foundation

208 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC
20002

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The Biden administration’s policy to electrify cars, stoves, and appliances, decarbonize the electrical grid, and achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 will have minor effects on global temperatures while imposing trillions of dollars in costs to the U.S. economy. In 2019, the United Kingdom imposed similar plans to reach net-zero by 2050. This has had disastrous effects on the country and should serve as a warning to America. 

Rupert Darwall, author of a new report, The Folly of Climate Leadership, joins us from the U.K. to caution against following Britain’s lead on net zero. University of Delaware professor David Legates discusses his new paper, “Why Seas Rise and Fall: Much More than Meets the Eye,” and Heritage Chief Statistician Kevin Dayaratna weighs in on alternative paths for the U.S. Don’t miss this conversation.

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