A new report bolsters the case for widespread electrification of heat and hot water in buildings.

As written for the NRDC:

The report by the nonprofit Rocky Mountain Institute finds that replacing onsite use of fossil fuels in buildings by efficient and flexible electric heating is a key component of the deep decarbonization necessary to limit global average temperature increase to 2°C.

It also concludes that if our country is to reach decarbonization goals, it will require eliminating most or all of the pollution generated by the burning of fossil fuels in furnaces and water heaters, along with other measures.