Guiding principles to decarbonize energy systems

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While there is no one "silver bullet" solution to decarbonizing the massive and complex economy, there is growing momentum toward electrification as a solution to reducing emissions from the North American electric grid.

Electric and gas utilities—increasingly on the front lines of climate change—need better tools for more robust and comprehensive analysis. Maintaining the reliability of energy supply and delivery systems, especially during what could be increasing weather extremes, finding alternatives to practical limitations on fuel conversions, and limiting transition costs all drive the need for balanced decarbonization strategies.

In this paper, our experts make the case for embracing these unproven solutions that have the potential to minimize risks to the reliability, resilience, and affordability of energy services.

  • Formulating viable emission reduction strategies for different geographic locations
  • How decarbonizing the power sector presents different challenges than those facing the gas sector
  • Key fallacies of one-size-fits-all solutions
  • Examples of what every successful decarbonization plan will have in common

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Meet the authors
  1. Deb Harris, Senior Director, Climate Planning + ICF Climate Center Senior Fellow

    Deb is an expert in climate action, decarbonization planning, and stakeholder engagement for states, cities, counties, and utilities. View bio

  2. William Prindle, Bill Prindle - Vice President, Sustainable Energy and Climate + ICF Climate Center Senior Fellow

    With over 40 years of experience, Bill helps public and private clients assess, design, and implement clean energy and climate solutions. View bio

  3. Chris MacCracken, Vice President, Energy Advisory + ICF Climate Center Senior Fellow

    Chris is an energy policy expert with more than 25 years of experience helping public and private sector clients to understand the impacts of energy and environmental regulation on electricity markets. View bio