Electrify (Almost) Everything! Tackling Climate Change with Clean Electricity
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- David RobertsEnergy & Climate WriterVox
To adequately address climate change, the United States must effectively eliminate carbon emissions from its economy. It's a complicated undertaking, but in the short term, the most promising strategy is simple. It has two parts: one, move to zero-carbon sources of electricity; two, shift as much energy use as possible, especially transportation and heating, onto the grid. In other words: electrify everything! It's all the rage in climate circles, but in practice, it faces some daunting hurdles.
David Roberts is a non-resident senior fellow at the Kleinman Center. He writes about climate change, clean energy, and politics for Vox. He has been covering those subjects since George W. Bush's first term, which feels less distant than he might like. He lives in Seattle with his wife, two boys, dog, and two cats.
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