Published Works on Transportation Electrification
Published Works by Content Marketing Writer Julie J. Novara
Guiding Principles for Beneficial Electrification of Transportation: A Framework for Transportation Electrification in Illinois
UIC Energy Initiative
Illinois’ transportation sector is responsible for approximately one-third of all carbon emissions. Any state-level climate action plan should include electrification as a strategy for decreasing transportation emissions. Working groups in the UIC Workshops on Beneficial Electrification of Transportation believe it is imperative for the State of Illinois to develop and deliver a plan for transportation electrification in our state.
Supporting and incentivizing electric vehicles (EVs) will not only remove a large number of carbon emitting vehicles from Illinois’ roads, but it will also have immediate air quality benefits, in particular for disadvantaged Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, which continue to be negatively impacted by pollution.
Encouraging the electrification of transportation ties into other EV initiatives--Putting Consumers & Climate First: [Illinois] Governor Pritzker’s Eight Principles for a Clean & Renewable Illinois Economy, local and state level planning committees, and Chicago Area Clean Cities, among others..."