Nelson Institute researchers' evaluation puts MGE net-zero carbon goal on path to limit global warming
November 18, 2020
Madison Gas and Electric’s plan for net-zero carbon electricity by 2050 reflects a pace of carbon reduction consistent with limiting the rise in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius to prevent the most severe impacts of climate change, according to an evaluation conducted by University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists.
Led by Tracey Holloway, professor in UW–Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, the study used climate modeling conducted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and compared MGE’s goals to modeled, warming-limiting pathways for the electricity sector in industrialized nations.
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