climate change, environment
Greenhouse gas emissions are the largest contributor to climate change. Green energy solutions prove a promising approach to remedying these emissions, but major economic reliance on fossil fuels, complacent and dismissive attitudes towards climate change, and political polarization and gridlock have encouraged inaction regarding the adoption of green energy in the United States. Such inaction has led to a host of consequences that are detrimental to the United States's environment, economy, and international image. Some efforts by NG0s and for-profit companies have helped remediate such inaction. This brief aims to address the context, contributing factors, and consequences of this inaction and to dispel common misunderstandings surrounding green energy.
"Green Energy Usage in the United States,"
Ballard Brief: Vol. 2022:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/ballardbrief/vol2022/iss1/6