Maryland, a state well-known for its blue crabs, baseball, and diverse natural landscapes, has quietly crept into the national spotlight for another reason — as a leader on building decarbonization.
The New York State Legislature is poised to take a leadership role nationwide by requiring all-electric new construction across the state. This comes on the heels of local all-electric legislation in New York City, which passed in December 2021.
One-fourth of Europe’s energy comes from natural gas, nearly 40 percent of which is imported from Russia. As European countries take swift action to de-risk their gas supply and ramp up alternative sources, the alternatives they choose will have significant climate implications.
The Philadelphia City Council will hold a public hearing this week to discuss the future of Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW), the country’s largest municipally owned gas utility.
A decade ago, a deep retrofit of the Empire State Building reduced energy demand in the iconic skyscraper by more than a third.