Rotarians to learn about beneficial electrification

Chas Macquarie

Chas Macquarie

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Beneficial Electrification is becoming a hot topic. It’s a term for replacing fossil fuel use with electricity in an effort to reduce emissions and energy costs. Members of the Rotary Club of Carson City will learn more about the idea at the club’s next meeting. The public is invited to attend that takes place Tuesday, March 28th, at noon, in the Brewery Arts Center’s Grand Ballroom.

Rotarian Chas Macquarie is the featured speaker. He is a retired civil engineer and former CEO of Lumos & Associates, a civil engineering, planning surveying and materials testing firm in Carson City.

Macquarie will explain opportunities to make homes more energy efficient, by switching to electric appliances for heating, cooling, cooking, clothes washing, and other household activities. He says it offers many benefits. “It will not only save people money, but it will make their homes a healthier place to live, reduce the amount of carbon pollution we put into the atmosphere, make the world a better place for our kids and grandkids.” He adds that he’s been happy with the changes he’s made in his home, “Since we replaced our gas furnace with an electric heat pump we have been toasty through two cold winters and have saved money on our energy bills.”

Anyone interested in attending the meeting should email To learn more about the Rotary Club of Carson City visit


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