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June 17, 2024

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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.
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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.
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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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NY Moves Methodically to Create New Class of Utility
The networked heating systems New York wants to test on a pilot scale hold promise for the environment and society but are taking time to design.
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Targeted Electrification ‘Promising but No Silver Bullet’ for Gas Cost Dilemma
Targeted electrification could allow decommissioning of up to 10% of gas mains but is no silver bullet for solving the gas cost challenge, researchers say.  
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Md. Lawmakers Load up on Clean Energy Bills
More than 70 energy-related laws have been introduced in the first month of the Maryland General Assembly’s 2024 session.
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9 States Agree to Accelerate Home Heat Pump Installations
A memorandum of understanding announced Feb. 7 sets a goal of heat pump technology comprising 65% of residential heating, cooling and water heating equipment sales by 2030.
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DOE Partners with HVAC Industry on Cold Climate Heat Pumps
The Department of Energy announced four companies have developed high-efficiency cold climate heat pumps as part of its Residential Cold Climate Heat Pump Technology Challenge.

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