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Electrify (Almost) Everything! Tackling Climate Change with Clean Electricity

TuesdayOctober 2, 201812:00 - 1:30 PM Kleinman | Free Event
Location
Kleinman Center for Energy Policy
220 S. 34th Street
19104 Philadelphia , PA
United States
Pennsylvania US
Contact Information

Bill Cohen: cohenw@upenn.edu

  • David Roberts
    Energy & Climate Writer
    Vox

 

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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. 

Read David's articles on Vox.