By Eileen Claussen
This article appears in the Innovations  journal special edition, “Energy for Change: Creating Climate Solutions”, published by MIT Press.
Journal Launch Event : November 24, 2009 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC
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The United States and the rest of the world face a momentous choice. It is a choice that will determine the nature of our economies and our climate for generations to come. One option is to continue down our current energy path—relying to a substantial degree on fuels and technologies that will result in ever-increasing levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases(GHGs). The other option is to chart a new path—a path by which we protect the climate and rebuild our economies by developing and deploying clean energy technologies.
The choice is obvious: we must pursue a clean energy future.
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