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Washington Can’t Wait to Electrify

In the midst of 2020 election limbo, the Washington State Department of Commerce quietly released a draft of its Washington State 2021 Energy Strategy. And it’s clear that Washington is not on track to reach its 2030 commitment target or its deeper decarbonization emissions target of being carbon neutral…

RMI Awarded $8 Million to Accelerate Carbon-Free US Buildings

The buildings where we live, work, and go to school have long been overlooked in terms of their contribution to global climate change. In all, buildings are responsible for more than 35 percent of the United States’ total carbon emissions. The gas burned in these buildings is a major contributor…

New York Backs Major Building Decarbonization Initiative

Today, few buildings in the world are carbon neutral, or produce net-zero carbon emissions, but as the electric grid decreases its reliance on fossil fuels, the building stock must wane its dependence on carbon producing systems inside buildings in turn. For owners of large buildings in dense urban environments, implementing…

The New (Ab)Normal

In Colorado at the end of October, the largest fire in the state’s history is still burning on over 200,000 acres (more than 300 square miles). The Cameron Peak Fire started on August 13, so it has been burning now for over two months and is still only…