Environmental Assessment of a Full Electric Transportation Portfolio

Electric Power Research Institute
http://www.epri.com/abstracts/Pages/ProductAbstract.aspx?ProductId=3002006881

[NRDC] The Environmental Assessment of a Full Electric Transportation Portfolio, by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the NRDC, confirms that fueling transportation through electricity instead of petroleum can significantly reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) and other air pollutants that threaten our environment and health…

[Forbes]  Modeling done by EPRI and NRDC researchers for the report, “Environmental Assessment of a Full Electric Transportation Portfolio,” show that if electric cars and trucks (light and medium-duty vehicles) become popular and account for 62% of those on the road by 2050, they will use about 13% of the electricity from the grid.

“It’s helpful to understand what full adaption will look at,” said Mark Duvall, director of energy utilization at EPRI, a nonprofit research group that serves the utility industry. “That 13% is a large number, up from virtually zero today. It helps to keep that long-term perspective in mind when you plan for what you might do today,”…

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