The United States should strive toward achieving a 100% clean energy future by maximizing energy efficiency, vastly expanding our use of renewable energy, and developing the needed infrastructure to deliver clean energy to America--all in an environmentally-responsible manner that will help reduce our global warming emissions while minimizing the impacts on birds and habitat.
- In order to achieve this clean energy vision, Audubon recommends the following first steps:
- Adopt a suite of state and federal policies designed to increase energy efficiency by at least 15% by 2020.
- Adopt a national renewable electricity standard that will require 25% of all electricity to be proved by renewable resources by 2025.
- Accelerate the development of properly sited transmission to serve new renewable energy and a "Smart Grid" to transmit that energy more efficiently.
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