The evolution of the electric industry is bringing environmental benefits, most significantly in reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. Electricity is becoming a greener option. In fact, recent research by Energy and Environmental Economics (E3) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) indicates that the country cannot meet federal goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions unless we increase our reliance on electricity and move away from the use of appliances that burn fossil fuels in the home. NRECA’s senior principal for end-use solutions and standards, Keith Dennis, wrote an article on ‘beneficial electrification” that was published in The Electricity Journal.

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