Pathways to 100 percent zero carbon power by 2035 without increasing customer costs

ENERGY INNOVATION | This research brief outlines pathways to reaching 100% zero carbon power in the U.S. by 2035 without increasing customer costs.

The 2035 Report used advanced grid modeling to explore a path to 90 percent zero carbon electricity by 2035. It found that the United States could dependably meet electricity demand in every hour and clean up the electricity sector, while decreasing customer costs approximately 10 percent compared to today’s levels by 2035. We can decarbonize the electricity system more cost-effectively than we thought even five years ago due to plummeting costs of solar, wind, and batteries. This illustrates today’s opportunity to begin decarbonizing the electricity system at scale, building massive amounts of zero carbon electricity and supporting more than half a million additional jobs each year.

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