A man and a child in winter socks warm their feet near the heater.
Spotlight: Zero-Carbon Warmth
Heating our homes and businesses is a major source of global carbon emissions, but it doesn’t have to be. New technologies are making it possible to stay warm in the winter without cooking the planet, and efficiency measures can go a long way towards making our homes and businesses both sustainable and comfortable.
Heat Pumps: A Practical Solution for Cold Climates
It’s almost winter in the Northern Hemisphere; time for people to snuggle up with their families (including the four-legged members), cultivate the now-international practice of hygge, and find other ways to deal with the relative lack of sun. The cold is coming, and with it comes the question of…
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It’s Time to Incentivize Residential Heat Pumps
The United States has made significant progress decarbonizing the electricity sector in recent years, and as the grid continues to get cleaner, cities and states are turning their attention to other sectors, such as direct fossil fuel use in buildings. The use of gas or fuel oil for heating, hot…