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Teresa and John Heinz Professor of the Practice of Environmental Policy


Virtually every activity a personundertakes on a typical day — driving to work, charging a phone, cooking dinner — contributes to carbon dioxide emissions. And the daily activities occurring ata business — running an assembly line, operating a harvester, shipping goods — likewise affect greenhouse gas emissions. With fossil fuels representing four-fifths of U.S. energy consumption, decarbonizing the energy foundation of American society will require a comprehensive, economy-wide approach to emission reductions.


Aldy, Joseph. "A Few Keys to Saving the Planet Cost-Effectively." The Environmental Forum. March/April 2019.