Electrification Coalition: Transportation Decarbonization Blueprint is a Positive Step Toward Reducing Dependence on Oil

Contact: Noah Barnes, Electrification Coalition
nbarnes@electrificationcoalition.org, (202) 461-2371

WASHINGTON—On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Transportation, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly released the U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization.

Electrification Coalition Executive Director Ben Prochazka responded:

“For a century, our transportation systems have depended on oil, the global supply of which is controlled by bad actors that do not share our values. Powering our vehicles with electricity, produced domestically from diverse sources, will improve our nation’s economic and national security.

“Electrifying our transportation systems requires significant planning and coordination. We are pleased to see these agencies working together to identify immediate actions and create long-term plans to decarbonize transportation by 2050.

“The three key strategies outlined, increasing convenience, improving efficiency, and transitioning to clean options, are significant as we move towards electrifying each sector of transportation. We look forward to working with all the agencies in applying the strategies mentioned for each transportation mode, particularly the light-duty and medium-heavy-duty sectors. EVs and EV charging infrastructure are available today and are being adopted around the country, highlighting the emphasis on the deployment of these clean technologies.

“The world is shifting to electric transportation, and the U.S. must be a leader in that global effort to create American jobs and protect our national security. This call to action at the federal level is one that every state should replicate, as well, and will help ensure that the U.S. is not left behind.”


About the Electrification Coalition: The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes policies and actions to facilitate the widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) on a mass scale to overcome the economic, public health and national security challenges that stem from America’s dependence on oil. ElectrificationCoalition.org

Amy Malaki

Amy Malaki is the Director of Partnerships and Policy at SkyNRG and SkyNRG Americas, pioneering global leaders in sustainable aviation fuel production and supply. Prior to SkyNRG, Amy was the Associate Director for the transportation portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she developed philanthropic investment strategies to advance a sustainable, equitable and low-carbon mobility system. She also pioneered the organization’s international aviation decarbonization strategy. Prior to that she focused on Asia business development at Better Place, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle network startup. She has a B.A. in Chinese and China studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in international policy studies (energy and environment) from Stanford University.