It’s possible to reach net-zero carbon emissions. Here’s how

Cutting carbon dioxide emissions to curb climate change is possible but not easy

A line of wind turbines disappearing into the distance with an out of focus wheat field in the foreground.

Curbing climate change means getting more electricity from renewable sources, such as wind power.

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Patricia Hidalgo-Gonzalez saw the future of energy on a broiling-hot day last September.

An email alert hit her inbox from the San Diego Gas & Electric Company. “Extreme heat straining the grid,” read the message, which was also pinged as a text to 27 million people. “Save energy to help avoid power interruptions.