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President Biden has set a goal of making the U.S. carbon neutral by 2050, which will require steeper emissions cuts than the U.S. has ever achieved. To reach it, coal power would have to wane into a footnote, replaced by renewables like solar and wind. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Denver's newest skyscraper (center) followed new building codes for energy efficiency. The city wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. Dan Boyce for NPR hide caption

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Despite Progress, Cities Struggle With Ambitious Climate Goals

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Despite President Trump's decision to withdraw from an international climate accord, other leaders affirmed their commitment to the plan at the G20 Summit. Trump is seen here with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday. Patrik Sollarz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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