The Movement to "Electrify Everything"
Campaigns to "electrify everything" - from buildings and transportation to energy production and industry - are ramping up across the country and world. With the global energy demand projected to increase by nearly 50% over the next thirty years, the urgency to transition away from burning fossil fuels is greater than ever. We can meet our increasing energy needs with clean electricity!
Although our electric supply is still powered by fossil fuels to varying degrees (in Montana, NorthWestern Energy’s electric supply is ~ 65% clean, Missoula Electric Co-op’s is ~95%), there are amazing opportunities to bring in more renewable energy and "green the grid." (Go solar!)
The movement is "charged" (sorry, we couldn't help it) by political and cultural shifts, government action at all levels, and change set forth by cross-sector voices pushing for an all-electric clean energy future.
Here are some of those national voices:
Beyond: How electrifying everything fits into the larger picture
Electrification is part of a larger effort to decarbonize the built environment and to rethink how we get from place to place (aka electric vehicles are one solution, but we still need to invest in multimodal transportation options). The same thinking goes same as we move to green the grid and think about more sustainable building materials.
Become part of the larger movement by learning more about Missoula's Building(s) for the Future program, Climate Ready Missoula, and Climate Smart Missoula's work.
Learn More: Webinars
Electrify Now's 5-part Webinar Series: