Policy Brief

The United States Can Electrify Most Fossil Fuel Use: Here Is What Needs to Happen to Make This Possible

August 2, 2023

The United States can electrify about 90% of its current energy use. In this brief, we spell out steps that are being taken to get there in the transportation, buildings, industrial, and power sectors. We outline what more is needed to build on existing technologies and momentum, and how we can decarbonize the remaining 10% of fossil fuel use. Applications and markets are complex and thus the path to efficient electrification is also complex, in some cases requiring specific pathways to ensure that electrification reduces costs. This brief analyzes some of these complexities to identify the steps we must take to largely decarbonize our economy.

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Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Building Policies and Codes Efficient Vehicle Technologies Industrial Programs Electrification and Decarbonization
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