Poll: Electric utilities going to net-zero by 20

Six major US utilities have announced that they will achieve net-zero by 2050 in order to reduce CO2 emissions and mitigate climate change. Do you agree that this will happen?

  • All six utilities will not achieve net-zero by 2050
  • Only three of the utilities achieve net-zero by 2050
  • All six utilities will achieve net-zero by 2050

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So the results show that 78% of the voters on this poll think U.S. utilities are liars!

Jaak

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The poll results show that oil, coal and gas investors have helped create a sense of futility about tackling climate change.

Jaak

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2022-07-21/high-f…

The poll results show that oil, coal and gas investors have helped create a sense of futility about tackling climate change.

Whatever the prevalence of futility (remember that zero countries have submitted updated climate plans to the UN this year) there is a difference between tackling climate change and assessing the odds of a utility company reaching net-zero by a certain date.

DB2

Whatever the prevalence of futility (remember that zero countries have submitted updated climate plans to the UN this year) there is a difference between tackling climate change and assessing the odds of a utility company reaching net-zero by a certain date.

DB2

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When governments do not impose regulations on utilities for CO2 emissions, then utilities do not need to tackle CO2 emissions. For example, CA government is very serious about CO2 emissions and is tackling the Climate Change problem, but TX government does not think that CO2 emissions are a Climate Change problem so they are not tackling the problem.

Who is fueling the TX mentality:

Fossil fuels companies have already bought the TX government to turn a blind eye to Climate Change.

Fossil fuels companies are also desperately trying to convince the public that their heat dome problems are only weather - not Climate Change.

Therefore, USA is paralyzed by states like TX and their governments to deal with CO2 emissions and Climate Change. TX and other states fight the Administration in developing Climate Change regulations and plans by going to court. And SCOTUS also is bought by the fossil fuels companies and rejects Administration plans to deal with Climate Change.

It is really too bad for us and the world that our founding fathers did not think to add Climate Change into the Constitution. :frowning:

Jaak