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  • Monday, February 01, 2021
  • Wilber Leads Beneficial and Equitable Electrification Initiative

The Beneficial and Equitable Electrification Initiative is a new project led by research engineer Michelle Wilber.

Beneficial electrification is a term for replacing direct fossil fuel use (e.g., propane, heating oil or gasoline) with electricity in a way that reduces overall emissions and energy costs. Examples include using wind energy to power vehicles or solar energy to heat homes.

Read a recent New York Times article: Electric Cars Are Coming, and Fast. Is the Nation’s Grid Up to It?

The BEE initiative looks at the electrification of currently or previously non-electrified energy loads in Alaska, such as transportation and heating, in order to harness local, sustainable and cost-effective energy resources for all.

Contact Michelle Wilber for more information on the BEE initiative at mmwilber@alaska.edu.

 

Michelle Wilber will lead the Beneficial and Equitable Electrification Initiative. Photo couresty of Michelle Wilber.