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Though island nations contribute the least to global emissions, they feel the effects of climate change the most.
This report illustrates the opportunity and the critical tools required to accelerate cost-competitive green hydrogen to market.
The world’s cities are heating up at twice the global rate. This handbook lists sustainable urban cooling solutions and guides cities on how to use them.
Financial mechanisms are key to transitioning the existing coal fleet, but they must be designed to align with economic, social, and climate goals.
Fossil fuel appliances like gas furnaces and water heaters emit substantial amounts of air pollution from our buildings into our neighborhoods. US building appliances release 425,000 tons of harmful nitrogen oxides each year—more than oil refineries or gas-fired power plants. This pollution causes significant health impacts including thousands of premature deaths each year, with severely disproportionate impacts in Communities of Color.
Replacing fossil fuel appliances with efficient, zero-emissions electric alternatives can dramatically reduce building pollution and the resulting health harms and inequities, while providing benefits ranging from job creation to protection from extreme heat.
This Insight Brief recommends that air agencies address appliance pollution and help guide an equitable transition to a pollution-free buildings future. These agencies have authority to set zero-emissions standards for new appliances, which can be designed equitably and in coordination with other decision makers’ building electrification efforts. This can help catalyze the policies and investments needed for an inclusive, affordable transition away from fossil fuels in our homes and buildings toward an all-electric future.
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