Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is leading many U.S. policymakers to consider how the U.S. and its allies could reduce demand for Russian fossil fuels and increase energy security. Nearly all solutions being proposed in the U.S., including increasing fossil fuel production, are long-term solutions, and will not provide much immediate benefit.
Clean energy technologies directly improve energy security. The climate and clean energy provisions Congress is discussing would catalyze the deployment of clean energy technologies, resulting in significant reductions in oil and natural gas demand. The findings from Energy Innovation’s modeling underscore the role the climate and clean energy provisions Congress is now considering could have in securing U.S. energy independence and supporting its allies while also growing its economy and cutting its emissions.
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