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Talor Gruenwald

  • Carbon-Free Buildings

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

Authored Works

The Myth of Stable and Affordable Natural Gas Prices

This winter, natural gas prices are spiking across the United States and are expected to cause high heating bills throughout the heating season. The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that residential gas prices will be 27 percent higher than last winter on average, while electricity prices will…


2020: Watt a Year for Building Electrification!

While 2020 brought a host of challenges to the country, many states and cities still forged ahead with actions to address the climate impacts of a stubborn sector: buildings. Across the United States, local leaders are acknowledging the climate, economic, and health impacts of burning fossil fuels in buildings and…