Hausman on U.S. reliance on emerging technologies in push for net-zero

November 11, 2021 Inside Climate News

"We are generally very bad at knowing which technologies are going to get cheaper and which technologies are not," Catherine Hausman told Inside Climate News, in response to President Biden's plan for getting to net-zero emissions by 2050. The plan relies on new technology like carbon capture and storage (CCS) systems for power plants and heavy manufacturing, and direct air capture (DAC) systems that suck carbon from the atmosphere.