Electrify This! Podcast

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. Contact us with suggestions or questions at electrification@nullenergyinnovation.org


Accelerating Clean, Electrified Transportation and a Clean Grid by 2035 (Part 2 of 3)

In the second episode in a three-part series on transportation electrification, electric vehicle and electricity policy experts talk about the most critical policies needed for an all-electric transportation transition that also help achieve a carbon-free grid within 15 years. You’ll also get insights into the current state of play of federal EV and charging infrastructure policies, a federal clean electricity standard, and approaches to ensure an equitable transition.

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Accelerating Clean, Electrified Transportation by 2035 (Part 1 of 3)

In this first episode in a three-part series on transportation electrification, guests discuss the findings of two landmark transportation electrification reports that show how we can achieve all-electric new vehicle sales by 2035 with strong policy, and why accelerated transportation electrification would bring major benefits to consumers, the economy, and the climate.

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Climate Resilience In The Electrified Future

Episode five of Electrify This! explores how electrification can support collective and equitable climate resilience in the clean, highly-electrified energy future. Guests delve into the ways clean technologies, demand response, distributed solar, and energy storage can strengthen the grid as increasingly frequent climate change-fueled events create new threats and more homes and vehicles plug into the grid.

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Accelerating Equitable Transportation Electrification

Episode four of Electrify This! examines equitable transportation electrification, exploring how to transition the U.S. economy away from fossil-fueled vehicles in an equitable way. We look at states in the fast lane of clean transportation policy, states that are running on empty, and what’s needed to accelerate transportation electrification in the coming decade.

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Industrial Electrification: Unlocking Deep Decarbonization With The Power Of The Grid

Episode three of Electrify This! explores what it will take to decarbonize industry, which policies can help accelerate deployment of electric technologies, how the Biden Administration and Congress can revitalize American industry, and which industries stand to benefit!

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All I Want For The Holidays Is An All-Electric Home

This holiday-themed episode of Electrify This! looks at how our homes and buildings impact climate and public health, and what can be done to shift the building sector away from fossil fuels. Three building electrification experts share how to build better buildings and healthier homes.

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Plugging In To The Electrification Movement

In the inaugural episode of Electrify This!, host Sara Baldwin speaks with Rose McKinney-James, Sue Gander, and Mike Henchen to explore the burgeoning movement to electrify everything as a core strategy to decarbonize all sectors of our economy, and the most important policy, regulatory, and market issues surrounding electrification of transportation and buildings.

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Trailer: Introducing Electrify This!

Electrify This! investigates promising electrification work underway across the country, focusing on what policymakers, regulators, businesses, and even individual households should know and do to support economy-wide electrification. Check out the trailer to learn more!

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