Moving the United States toward a 100% clean energy economy

Every Day Matters.

Science shows that climate impacts are getting worse: carbon pollution is warming the planet, and it is affecting people every day and everywhere, from increased asthma attacks to homes lost to devastating fires and floods.

The good news is that solutions to climate change and alternatives to fossil fuels are available now. Renewable energy sources, including wind and solar, are emissions-free and cheaper than coal power – and they create more jobs and enhance local economic development. Electric vehicles, cheaper advanced batteries, electric heating and cooling units and other technologies mean we already have methods to readily replace most of the fossil fuels in our lives – and they will give us cheaper energy and cleaner air.

The ongoing climate leadership at the state, local and business levels, combined with innovative, economically competitive clean energy technologies, have set the stage for the United States to move beyond carbon.

Moving Beyond Carbon

To help address the mounting climate change crisis, Michael R. Bloomberg launched Beyond Carbon, the largest-ever coordinated campaign against climate change in the United States. Beyond Carbon is working with advocates around the country to build on the leadership and climate progress underway in our states, cities, and communities to maximize the progress on climate change. Beyond Carbon is working to get the country on the path to a 100 percent clean energy economy and ensure that after the 2020 election, the next Administration inherits a country already well on the way to a full clean energy economy.

It’s time to get more ambitious – it’s time to move Beyond Carbon.

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How We Get There

Transition to 100% clean power

Replace oil burning cars and trucks with electric vehicles

Phase out polluting building equipment

Modernize industry and infrastructure

Repay our debt to coal producing communities

We aren’t waiting to address the climate crisis.

Cities and states are leading the fight and taking actions to curb emissions across multiple sectors and transition to 100% clean energy.

Path to Success

Win on state and local policy

Beyond Carbon will work with state and local organizations working to pass climate and clean energy policies, including 100% clean energy laws, targets and timetables to phase out climate pollution, and implementation of programs to expand low-carbon transit, speed up the deployment of electric vehicles, get pollution out of buildings, and promote low-carbon manufacturing.

Grow the climate movement

Beyond Carbon will help to grow the climate movement through partnership at all levels including expanding support for grassroots organizations and frontline communities.

Doubling down with Beyond Coal and Beyond Gas

Beyond Carbon will accelerate progress in moving the power sector Beyond Coal, aiming to retire all coal by 2030. Beyond Carbon will extend the successful strategies utilized in the Beyond Coal campaign to prevent a rush to increased reliance on oil or gas anywhere in our economy.

Elect climate champions

Beyond Carbon will work to elect state and local climate champions. Elected representatives willing to lead on climate will drive progress from the local level.