June 13, 2024

heat pumps

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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DOE Announces $366M for Rural, Tribal Clean Energy Projects
About 300 off-grid homes in the Hopi and Navajo nations soon could have electricity from solar and storage systems paid for with part of $366 million in federal funding.
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.
Climate Alliance Seeks to Boost Heat Pump Sales
A coalition of 25 governors committed to a goal of 20 million heat pumps operating in their states by 2030. 
ACEEE Paper Says Rate Design Can Avoid Higher Bills from Electrification
ACEEE released a report highlighting strategies for avoiding higher overall energy bills from electrification, which is a concern for states with high average power prices.
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Rhode Island Increases Heat Pump Incentives
Rhode Island is dedicating $25 million of American Rescue Plan Act funding to create a new heat pump incentive program.
NJ BPU Backs Building Decarbonization Plan Despite Opposition
New Jersey regulators agreed to vigorously promote a statewide shift from fossil-fuel space and water heating systems to electric appliances.  
Maine Blows Past Heat Pump Installation Target
Maine Gov. Janet Mills wants 175,000 more heat pumps installed by 2027 as Maine continues climate protection efforts.
NJ BPU Outlines $150M Building Decarbonization Plan
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has released a $50 million-a-year, three-year plan to cut building carbon emissions by prioritizing a shift from delivered fossil fuels to electric heat pumps.  
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Massachusetts Lawmakers Look to Address Heating, Building Emissions
Massachusetts lawmakers and climate advocates held a legislative briefing on a set of bills looking to spur the decarbonization of the state’s heating sector.

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