Electrify This! explores the movement to electrify everything as a core strategy to decarbonize and revitalize all sectors of our economy. Featuring diverse experts, the show examines the most important policy, regulatory, and market issues surrounding electrification of transportation, buildings, and industry. Electrify This! helps demystify issues surrounding the transition to 100 percent clean electricity, focusing on the challenges, scalable solutions, and what decision-makers can do to ensure the movement to electrify is equitable for all. Electrify This! is an Energy Innovation original podcast and is hosted by Electrification Policy Director, Sara Baldwin (former host of Grid Geeks podcast).
Preventing the worst impacts of climate change requires rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions economywide. Electrification – replacing the technologies and systems that still run on fossil fuels, such as gas and oil, with alternatives that run on electricity, like electric vehicles, heat pumps, and induction stoves – is a proven way to transition away from highly polluting fuels to a clean energy economy without compromising reliability, affordability, comfort, or economic growth.
We have the technologies and capabilities to run the electricity grid on 90 percent carbon-free resources by 2035 (such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, distributed energy resources, nuclear, demand response), and if we “electrify everything,” we can leverage this clean grid to drive deep emissions reductions across every sector of the economy.
By focusing on proven technologies that can be scaled quickly, we can shift the vast majority of our vehicles, buildings, and industries to run on a clean power grid. In doing so, we can quickly and affordably decarbonize the entire economy, get as close to zero emissions as possible, and avoid the worse impacts of climate change and air pollution.
Electrify This! investigates promising electrification work underway locally and nationally, and what policymakers, regulators, businesses, and even individual households should know and do to support economy-wide electrification.
Electrify This! is an Energy Innovation original podcast.