The Norwegian government believes it can reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50% to 80% by 2050 without having to pay an “exorbitant” cost. And pursuing the key solutions will “strengthen Norway’s technological expertise.”
This is the conclusion of the final report of the Commission on Low Emissions. You can find the details in their press release or the full report (the latter is in Norwegian). This chart shows how they do it:
None of this is rocket science. In fact, it isn’t science at all — it is morality. As the Commission notes,
Fairness dictates that the rich countries reduce their greenhouse gases by about two-thirds from current levels by the middle of this century.
Clearly, this country needs a government Commission on Low Emissions — but, tragically, that will almost certainly have to wait until 2009.