In the unglamorous pages of local and state law books lies one of the most powerful tools for reducing carbon emissions: building codes. Local governments in Washington State, including Seattle, Tacoma, and Shoreline, have already put this powerful tool to use, amending their building codes to restrict the installation…
Talor provides quantitative and policy analysis in support of eliminating fossil fuel use in buildings. His research is at the intersection of the climate, economic, health, and air quality impacts of burning fossil fuels in buildings.
Talor brings a diverse set of experiences to RMI. Talor has worked with international NGOs on sustainable economic development of underserved communities in Colombia, developed decarbonization pathways for the electricity sector in Baja California, Mexico, and most recently supported efforts in California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the built environment in coordination with investor-owned utilities.
MIA, Economics and Energy/Environmental Policy, University of California, San Diego
BA, International Relations, State University of New York, College at Geneseo
New York, NY