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June 13, 2024

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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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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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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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NJ Advances Multifaceted Building Decarbonization Strategy
New Jersey officials wrestle with the role of natural gas as building electrification efforts grow in an effort to decarbonize the grid.
Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Massachusetts Considers Legislation to Ban Gas in New Buildings
City officials and climate advocates spoke in favor of bills promoting electrification and fossil fuel bans in new buildings, facing opposition from industry representatives and gas workers.
Moody’s Analytics
Moody’s: NY Evolved from the Pandemic, Challenges Ahead
New York faces a long list of challenges, including climate change and uncertainty in energy prices, according to Moody’s Analytics.
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Biden Orders Cut to Federal Building Emissions
The White House Council on Environmental Quality issued a federal building performance standard requiring agencies to cut energy use by 2030.
Healey Focuses on Climate in Mass. Gubernatorial Race
Maura Healey is focusing on climate in the race to replace Charlie Baker as Massachusetts governor.
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Mass. Net-zero Building Code Proposal Faces Barrage of Criticism
Many are disappointed that a proposed net-zero building code for Massachusetts does not allow municipalities to ban fossil-fuels in new construction.
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California Addresses Electric ‘Affordability Emergency’
A two-day summit on soaring utility rates looked at covering wildfire prevention and clean-energy costs with funding from sources other than ratepayers.

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