The great electrician shortage

The table is set for widespread electrification. But do we have enough electricians to make it happen?

On The Carbon Copy podcast this week:

To decarbonize the economy, we need to electrify everything. That means installing millions of heat pumps, EV chargers, electric water heaters and rooftop solar panels. 

But there’s one big problem: finding enough electricians to make it happen. Electricians across the country are flooded with work — and just as demand is skyrocketing, many in the field are nearing retirement age. 

This week, in a special collaboration with Grist, reporter Emily Pontecorvo discusses where to find all the electricians we need to electrify everything and how we can train enough new entrants to the field to meet our climate goals. Read Emily’s feature article.

The Carbon Copy is a co-production of Post Script Media and Canary Media.

Transcript available here.

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