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energy efficiency
Richard Roberts

Building retrofits can duplicate the success of wind and solar power

Smart government policies have spurred rapid acceleration in renewable energy. They can do the same for building efficiency upgrades.

Building retrofits can duplicate the success of wind and solar power
home electrification
Jeff St. John

The case for upfront incentives to electrify everything in US homes

A report from Rewiring America and the Center for American Progress asks policymakers to make the replacement of electric appliances as cheap and easy as possible.

The case for upfront incentives to electrify everything in US homes
air conditioning
Jeff St. John

Designing air conditioners that won’t cook the planet

The Global Cooling Prize awards $1 million to designs that shave energy, reduce global warming and could make AC more affordable and eco-friendly for billions.

Designing air conditioners that won’t cook the planet
green bank
Jean Haggerty

Green 'liberty' bonds: The American way to win the war on climate change?

Taking a lesson from the World War II financing playbook to combat the climate crisis.

Green 'liberty' bonds: The American way to win the war on climate change?
behind the meter
Jeff St. John

How to reduce winter grid peaks from behind the meter

Weatherization, heat pumps and flexible loads could prevent Texas-style disasters, cutting peaker-plant and in-home carbon emissions to boot.

How to reduce winter grid peaks from behind the meter
energy efficiency
Emma Foehringer Merchant

Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders introduce Green New Deal for affordable housing

The legislation aims to zero out carbon in affordable housing and reduce the energy burden for low-income households.

Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders introduce Green New Deal for affordable housing
demand response
Jeff St. John

Can a new way to pay for behind-the-meter flexibility help prevent rolling blackouts in California?

Marin Clean Energy’s Demand FLEXmarket merges efficiency and demand response to capture the value of behind-the-meter resources. Could it be the start of a statewide trend?

Can a new way to pay for behind-the-meter flexibility help prevent rolling blackouts in California?
building decarbonization
Ingrid Lobet

Pandemic raises the profile of decarbonization — and clean air — tech for buildings

As office buildings start to reopen around the world, they must balance increased energy efficiency with indoor air quality.

Pandemic raises the profile of decarbonization — and clean air — tech for buildings