Electrify (Almost) Everything! Tackling Climate Change with Clean Electricity
Kleinman Center for Energy Policy
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Philadelphia , PA 19104
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.
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