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:    
Toll free participants          800-771-7941
International line               212-231-2915

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

Who:
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

Contacts:
Clay C. Perry
Senior Media Relations Manager
202-293-6184
clperry@epri.com

Anne Haas
Communications Manager
ahaas@epri.com
704-608-6314

Anne Hawke
Senior Press Secretary
ahawke@nrdc.org
202-329-1463

CONTACT: Clay C. Perry
         Senior Media Relations Manager
         202-293-6184
         clperry@epri.com 
         
         Anne Hawke
         Senior Press Secretary
         ahawke@nrdc.org
         202-329-1463

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