We can sometimes take electricity for granted. We flick a switch, and our home is warm, lit, and our favourite appliances run smoothly.
To help curb climate change, President Biden has set a goal of lowering U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 50%-52% below 2005 levels by 2030. Meeting this target will require rapidly converting as many fossil fuel-powered activities to electricity as possible, and then generating that electricity from low-carbon and carbon-free sources such as wind, solar, hydropower and nuclear energy.
Flexible work arrangements, remote workforces, working from home – whatever you choose to call this practice, it is on the rise. COVID-19 accelerated the volume of people working from home, and businesses shifted in the face of long-term closures and restrictions being put in place.