If we want to decarbonize quickly and run much as possible on renewable energy, we need to electrify everything.
The “electrify everything” campaign seems to have it all: a simple concept; broad industry and scientific consensus; a snappy name; a fast path off of fossil fuels and into renewables; and a politically neutral approach.
Better still, it helps grow renewables by expanding the grid, which has seen little growth in the last 10 years. While renewable energy may not be the cheapest energy, it is usually the cheapest new energy. Electrifying space heating and cars will increase electricity demand, and hence renewables deployment.
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