Mitigation refers to efforts to reduce or prevent emission of greenhouse gases. Mitigation can mean using new technologies and renewable energy, making older equipment more energy efficient, or changing management practices or consumer behavior. It can be as complex as a plan for a new city, or as a simple as improvements to a cook stove design. Efforts underway around the world range from high-tech subway systems to bicycling paths and walkways.
Using renewable electricity and improving energy efficiency reduces overall demand.
Clean energy creates jobs in construction and operations that employ people for 40 consecutive years.
Clean energy saves money on fuel costs, and reduces health care costs, paying for itself in just 3 years from health care and climate cost savings alone.
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