Renewable Energy Can Also Boost the Economy

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Takeaways:

  • Moving away from fossil fuels is good for the planet but can also provide health and financial benefits too.
  • Switching to renewable power could potentially save trillions of dollars in healthcare costs and reduce mortality.
  • “If you fully take into account the cost decline in renewables and batteries, we calculated a 90 percent decarbonization of the electric power sector by 2035 at no cost above what the current costs are” said David Wooley, a corresponding author on the Goldman School of Public Policy’s 2035 Report.

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