What are the possible paths and necessary steps to achieve net-zero emissions in the United States by 2050? Which energy sources could sufficiently decrease our reliance on natural gas and oil to meet that target? And how much will those new energy sources need to scale from where they are today?
Dr. Eric Larson is a lead author of the Net-Zero America Report – a Princeton University research initiative that presents five possible pathways to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 – and Senior Research Engineer at Princeton’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
In this episode, Dr. Larson takes Climate Now hosts James Lawler and Katherine Gorman through the various pathways to net-zero, including the technologies that could help us achieve it.
Princeton Andlinger Center Senior Research Engineer
Dr. Eric Larson is a Senior Research Engineer at Princeton’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and a lead author of the Net-Zero America Report – a Princeton University research initiative that provides five pathways to achieve net-zero emissions in the US by 2050.
He is also a Senior Scientist at Climate Central, a nonprofit that researches and reports on the science and impacts of climate change.
James Lawler is the founder of Climate Now. James started Climate Now as a way to learn about climate change and our energy system. Climate Now’s mission is to distill and communicate the science of our changing climate, the technologies that could help us avoid a climate crisis, and the economic and policy pathways to achieve net zero emissions globally. James is also the founder of Osmosis Films, a creative studio.
Katherine Gorman is a podcast host for Climate Now. She has worked for terrestrial public radio stations across the US, and is also co-host of the podcast “The Talking Machines”. She is excited to democratize the climate conversation and to learn and share knowledge from experts in the field.