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May 24, 2024

Building Decarbonization

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ASE: Energy Transition Must Put Demand-side Efficiency, Flexibility First
A new Berkeley Lab report finds that a combination of aggressive demand and supply side measures could slash greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector 91% below 2005 levels by 2050.
The Brattle Group
Brattle Report Details Impact of ‘Lumpy’ Loads on Utility Forecasts
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NJ Enacts New Construction Electrification Incentives
New Jersey has enacted a package of new construction incentives worth up to $5.25 per square foot for new residential and nonresidential construction.
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DOE: AI Critical to US Clean Energy, Grid Modernization Goals
Streamlining and accelerating permitting is just one of the potential uses DOE envisions for AI to accelerate the U.S. power system’s transition to 100% clean energy and the modern, efficient, secure grid needed to reach that goal by 2035.
Senate ENR Committee
Granholm Defends DOE’s 2025 Budget at Senate Hearing
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm defended her department’s $51 billion budget proposal for FY25 before hostile Republicans on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
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NY Energy Officials Optimistic About Transition Despite Slow Progress
Transmission development and siting reform were a central theme at the 2024 New York Energy Summit.
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Bill Would Exempt Md. Data Centers with Fossil Fuel Backup from PSC Approval
Getting bills through the Maryland General Assembly often involves compromises and tradeoffs, even with Democrats controlling the House of Delegates, the Senate and the governorship.
The White House
EPA Awards $20B from Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund
EPA announced the eight organizations it has selected to receive grants from its Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.
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DC Budget Woes Threaten District’s Home Electrification Program
The D.C. Council has approved a bill aimed at electrifying 30,000 low-income homes across the district by 2040, but a fight is brewing over funding for the program.
DOE
Biden Admin Releases Blueprint for Building Decarbonization
The Biden administration released a plan to decarbonize the country’s building sector, which it says could reduce emissions in the sector by 65% by 2035 and 90% by 2050. 

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