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November 17, 2020 58 min

In the inaugural episode of Electrify This!, host Sara Baldwin speaks with three experts to explore the burgeoning movement to electrify everything as a core strategy to decarbonize all sectors of our economy. Guests will highlight the most important policy, regulatory, and market issues surrounding electrification of transportation and buildings, point out what leading states are doing right, and provide insight into opportunities for expanded electrification under a new Administration. We’ll also talk about what decision-makers can do to ensure the movement to electrify is equitable for all. Want to know what “beneficial electrification” means? Plug in to find out!  Electrify This! is an Energy Innovation original podcast. 


  • Rose McKinney-James, Managing Principal of Energy Works LLC and McKinney-James and Associates, and a former Commissioner with the Nevada Public Service Commission; 
  • Sue Gander, Managing Director of Electric Vehicle Policy with the Electrification Coalition and former Director of the Energy, Infrastructure and Environment Division with the National Governors’ Association; 
  • Mike Henchen, Principal of Building Electrification with the Rocky Mountain Institute and a former US Navy Officer.
  • Links/Resources: 

  • Regulatory Solutions for Building Decarbonization, Rocky Mountain Institute, 2020
  • Electrification Coalition
  • The Energy Within Us: An Illuminating Perspective from Five Trailblazers, by Catherine Greenspa, contributing author, Rose McKinney-James 
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