Giving Compass' Take:
- GreenBiz invites speakers to discuss rapidly changing regulations and how they will affect the future of electrification and clean energy.
- How can donors best support systemic change to mitigate climate change and bring about a clean energy future?
- Read about barriers still remaining for electric vehicles.
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Regulations are quickly changing, with far-reaching implications for the future of electrification. Our experts give a crash course.
Sara Baldwin | Director Of Electrification Policy | Energy Innovation
Vincent Barnes | Senior Vice President of Policy and Research | Alliance to Save Energy
Jon Wellinghoff | CEO | GridPolicy
Rachel Golden | Director, Clean Buildings | Sierra Club
"Based on a recent study, through energy efficiency alone we have the ability to literally reduce U.S. carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2050, and this could be done at a lower cost than many other climate mitigation efforts and has the added benefit of lowering energy costs for consumers, lowering energy costs for industry, and lowering energy costs for small businesses. Energy efficiency isn't about turning off the lights when you leave the room or setting your thermostat at 65 degrees. Instead, as an example, energy efficiency is using lighting that burns efficiently and heating and cooling our homes with equipment designed to use less energy while also losing less energy. For example, in 2017, the U.S. marked an important stage in energy-efficient lighting, recording actually one billion LEDs and CFLs installed. This also marked the avoidance of 142 million tons of a year of carbon emissions at a cost of seven dollars per ton of avoided emissions."
Watch the video about clean energy and policy at GreenBiz.