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Electrify : an optimist's playbook for our clean energy future /

by Griffith, Saul,
Published by : The MIT Press, (Cambridge, Massachusetts :) Physical details: xiii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm ISBN:9780262046237 :; 0262046237 :. Year: 2021 List(s) this item appears in: June Acquisitions--Non-Fiction
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-244) and index.

A glimmer of hope -- We have less time than you think -- Emergencies are opportunities for lasting change -- How do we know what we know? -- 2020s thinking -- Electrify! -- Where will we get all that electricity? -- 24/7/365 -- Redefining infrastructure -- Too cheap to meter -- Bringing it all home -- A mortgage is a time machine -- Paying for the past -- Rewrite the rules! -- Jobs, jobs, jobs -- Mobilizing for World War Zero -- Climate change isn't everything.

"Saul Griffith lays out an accessible, rigorously-researched plan to decarbonize the U.S. economy in time to address climate change. His plan, in short, is to "electrify everything." Griffith uses his deep understanding of U.S. energy flows, materials, and clean energy technologies to show that decarbonizing in time to meet climate goals is not only possible, but can be done without major sacrifices in our lifestyles, creating more jobs and a cleaner, healthier environment. Unlike many books in the climate space, Griffith's Electrify is optimistic, drawing on historical precedents to show that we are up for meeting the challenge of global warming-if we act decisively, and fast"-- Provided by publisher.

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