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June 25, 2024

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Energy Action Network
Vermont Heating Fuel Sales Decreasing in Recent Years
Vermonters are using less fossil fuel for heat in recent years, partly because winters have been trending warmer but also because more buildings are relying on electric heat pumps. 
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NJ Electrification Bill Stirs Opposition
A bill that would require New Jersey utilities to offer building electrification incentive programs sparked more than two hours of heated debate.
Maryland Governor's Office
Maryland Governor Creates Climate Subcabinet
Maryland Gov. Wes Moore (D) signed a sweeping executive order calling for the state to establish a zero-emission heating equipment standard and a new clean heat standard to be added to the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard.
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Report: Home Retrofit Benefits Maxed by Combining Fed Funds with Other Sources
ACEEE published a paper showing how states can maximize the impact of federal funds for home energy retrofits.
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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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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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Tangled Challenges of Building Decarbonization Examined at IPPNY Conference
Building decarbonization is at once critical for the environment, expensive for building owners and potentially taxing for the power grid.

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