California’s decarbonization target is being jeopardized by increasing use of natural gas for generating electricity and heating in buildings, according to a report by the nonprofit Next 10. Making matters worse is that additions of renewably-generated electricity are below what is needed to attain a clean power sector, according to the 13th edition of […]
The California Public Utilities Commission approved measures to help builders and owners increase the electrification of their homes or other buildings, in part by creating a single application for incentives for both electric heat pumps and water heaters that replace gas-fired ones. There are $440 million in subsidies.
Edison International added its voice to warnings that California will not reach its greenhouse gas reduction mandate set for 2030 under the 15-year old AB 32 without major changes at the state and federal levels, and government financial assistance.
“Planning, siting and permitting must evolve to reduce project lead times and forge new social contracts,” […]
Two days after dire climate warnings by the International Panel on Climate Change, the California Energy Commission adopts a long-awaited building energy efficiency codeupdate. It is a big step towards slashing 25% of the state’s carbon emissions produced largely by heating and cooling in buildings. Building decarbonization advocates continue to […]