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Electrification refers to the process of replacing technologies that use fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas) with technologies that use electricity as a source of energy. Depending on the resources used to generate electricity, electrification can potentially reduce carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions from the transportation, building, and industrial sectors, which account for 65 percent of all US greenhouse gas emissions. Addressing emissions from these sectors is critical to decarbonizing the economy and, ultimately, mitigating the impacts of climate change.

Electrification asks each of us to decrease our reliability on gas products, which are responsible for the vast majority of carbon emissions worldwide by converting elements of our home, businesses and lifestyles to electric reliance. Electrifying your home or business is a step you can take to significantly decrease your carbon footprint – making it an important step for meeting decarbonization goals set both regionally and statewide.

Electrifying Your Home or Business

We can embrace electrification by working to convert the ways our homes and businesses operate internally. For example, heating and cooling HVAC systems can be exchanged for Heat Pump technology that shifts air of different temperatures around your home, as opposed to generating more. Or you might exchange your gas appliances or machinery for electric alternatives – many of such products now being eligible for incentives and rebates – which not only reduces your gas usage, but also decreases the presence of noxious indoor air pollution created when burning fossil fuels in a closed environment.

Electric Vehicles (EV)

Undoubtedly, one of the most popular adoptions of electrification is the Electric Vehicle (EV). EVs produce zero carbon emissions, as opposed to traditional gas vehicles who regularly emit carbon dioxide via their tailpipes, providing a significant advantage for improving air quality.

EVs are expected to become the norm, with many major automobile manufacturers pledging to produce only EVs in the coming decades.

TCEV Charging Network

Electrification is the future of Transportation, but only if it’s supported by new infrastructure. TCLP has been hard at work to help make our communities transition to EVs more seamless through the development of it’s EV Charging Station Network, which currently supports 12-dual-port level 2 chargers, 3 fast chargers and growing.