The Biden administration has a national goal of reaching completely carbon-free electricity by 2035. Achieving that goal will involve transitioning power production, upgrading thousands of miles of transmission and more.
- Jonathan Moch, postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center, said this goal is tough but still doable if the country starts now by changing policies.
- Moch explained that an overhaul of the electrical grid will be necessary because of increased need for transmission and said there are some initiatives focused on this.
- He said carbon-free electricity generally involves a mix of technologies that is very heavily dependent on wind and solar power.