Surprise Climate Bill Will Meet Ambitious Goal of 40% Cut in U.S. Emissions, Energy Models Predict

August 2022


Meredith Fowlie, Faculty Director, comments on the new surprise climate bill’s energy models in Science.

“Models can have difficulty predicting the pace of technology cost reductions and quirks of human behavior, cautions economist Meredith Fowlie of UC Berkeley. ‘I wouldn’t believe any one projected number, but [key] models agree in a qualitative sense that this is going to bend the trajectory,’ she says.”