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Investing in Healthier Low-Income Housing

Low-income communities continue to grapple with poor housing quality, high energy costs, and disproportionate health burdens stemming from fossil fuel pollution in their homes and communities.

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Reducing Emissions by Changing How We Work

Before we had to deal with a global pandemic, most of us drove to work. This commuting accounts for a significant portion of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This was underscored by the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns in early 2020: by April 2020, daily emissions had dropped 17…

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Fighting Climate Change on the Home Front

What if you could help combat climate change from your home without lifting a finger? Imagine if you could ask your utility, with the click of a button, to supply your home with 100 percent carbon-free energy. Imagine if the appliances in your home could automatically reduce the emissions from…

Aging Buildings and the Climate Emergency: Opportunity Knocks!

Great opportunities arise when several trends converge in a way that creates possibilities that would otherwise not exist. Three trends are converging right now that are creating a win-win opportunity for buildings and the environment. These trends are: the aging stock of commercial and institutional buildings in need of capital…

Federal Efficiency Standards: A Win for Families, Health & Climate

Sometimes, seemingly mundane regulations can have big, far-reaching impacts. As an example of this, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed ruling last week on efficiency standards for gas furnace & heaters could lead to a win for the pocketbooks of families, for the health of communities and children,…