Right now, we're staying focused on our simple demand--that Congress pass strong, ambitious legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% from current levels by mid-century.
Though we're not advocating any particular set of solutions for cutting carbon 80% by 2050, there are many options for getting from here to there. Below is a list of links (which is by no means exhaustive) for blueprints and solutions aimed at achieving our goal. We now just need to exert our collective will and make them happen!
Sustainable Energy Blueprint
This is an excellent, five page summary of time-phased emissions goals and the policy changes that will get us there. It was developed and posted by the Nuclear Information and Resource Service.
Greenpeace International: Energy [R]evolution
USA Energy Revolution Report
Energy Revolution Website
The debate about climate change is over. Solutions are needed now. The energy [r]evolution is the road map for how to provide power for everyone without fuelling climate change. We don't need to freeze in the dark. We don't need to build nuclear power plants. We don't need to cripple economic growth. We can make a safe and sustainable world energy scenario a reality.
Environmental Law and Policy Center
This Midwest organization lists seven options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and outlines the environmental implications of each.
A twelve-step program of policy and social initiatives that will reduce greenhouse gas production, provide energy security, and create thousands of skilled jobs across the nation.
Union of Concerned Scientists
The UCS has posted a broad and in-depth road map to combating global warming. Backed by several Nobel Prize winners, this site provides the analysis and documentation that will form the foundation of government action at all levels.
The Apollo Alliance advocates a new "Apollo" program, but this time to transition the nation to renewable energy. They map out the renewable energy options and, more importantly, project the positive impact such a transition would have in creating jobs and alleviating poverty. The Apollo Alliance is supported by labor unions, environmental organizations, economic and social justice organizations, and businesses.
Energize America put together a 20-point plan developed by informed citizen activists to wean the U.S. from its fossil fuel addiction and provide the U.S. with Energy Security by 2020, and Energy Freedom by 2040.