To Save the Planet, We’ll Have to Plug More Things In: QuickTake

Dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions will be hard enough, but to do it without hooking many more things up batteries or electrical cords would be just about impossible. Almost all the scenarios for moving from fossil fuels to a cleaner alternatives rest on using electricity in more parts of the economy. In Europe, which has the most ambitious plans in this area, widespread electrification combined with moving generation to renewable sources could slash emissions by 60% by 2050, accordi