Report shows converting to electricity reduces emissions

February 27, 2020

The upsides of beneficial electrification keep adding up.

When we convert things that have historically relied on fossil fuels to electric power, carbon emissions decline. That’s because electricity generation increasingly relies on renewable sources like wind and solar. For example, electric vehicles typically produce lower carbon emissions than gas-powered vehicles – even when we factor in the impact of generating the electricity they use.

Just-released research finds that increasing the electrification of transportation, buildings and industry in Europe would dramatically reduce emissions and produce big dividends.

Forbes reports: “If these three sectors are electrified at the same time, they could slash their emissions by 60% between now and 2050, a new report suggests.”

The full report is available here.

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