May 23, 2024

Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET)

DOE Opens Applications for $8.5B in IRA Home Efficiency Funds
DOE treads carefully on hot-button issue of home electrification, saying rebate programs do not ban or restrict use of other technologies.
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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.
Study: Philadelphia Gas Infrastructure Costs Rise as Consumers Electrify
Philadelphia Gas Works must spend billions to replace leak-prone pipes as more customers are likely to switch to electric heating, according to a new report.
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National Grid Wins Approval for $15.6M Geothermal Demo
Regulators said National Grid’s geothermal demo project could help the state understand the role of gas distribution companies in achieving its climate goals.
Overheard at the NECA Fuels Conference
Acadia Center’s Ben Butterworth says energy efficiency retrofits coupled with building electrification is the central solution to decarbonizing buildings.
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National Grid Lowers Planned Geothermal District Project Costs
Zeyneb Magavi with Home Energy Efficiency Team says the new lower rates for National Grid’s proposed geothermal project are a “big win.”

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