New EPRI-NRDC Report Finds Widespread Adoption of Electric Transportation Curbs GHG Emissions, Improves Air Quality

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

WHAT: Release of a comprehensive environmental assessment of electric vehicles by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) that concludes that electric transportation, including non-road electrification, would lead to reductions in greenhouse gases (GHG) and improve air quality especially in densely populated urban areas.

WHEN: 9 a.m. Thursday, September 17, 2015. Continental breakfast at 8 a.m.

WHERE: The National Press Club, 13 Floor, Morrow-White-Lisagor Room; 529 14th Street NW

Dial in: Journalists may dial in at:
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Key Findings:
By 2050, the electricity sector could reduce annual GHG emissions by 1700 million metric tons relative to 2015 levels

By leveraging a cleaner grid, widespread electrification of light-duty vehicles, medium-duty vehicles and non-road equipment could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 540 million metric tons annually in 2050—equivalent to removing 100 million passenger cars from the road

Dr. Mark Duvall, Director of Energy Utilization, Electric Power Research Institute
Ted Craver, President, Chairman and CEO, Southern California Edison
David Hawkins, Director of Climate Programs, Natural Resources Defense Council
Dr. Mike Howard, President and CEO, Electric Power Research Institute

Clay C. Perry
Senior Media Relations Manager

Anne Haas
Communications Manager

Anne Hawke
Senior Press Secretary

CONTACT: Clay C. Perry Senior Media Relations Manager 202-293-6184 Anne Hawke Senior Press Secretary 202-329-1463Source:Electric Power Research Institute