Building Decarbonization

BCSE Factbook: Federal Incentives Can’t Solve All Clean-tech Challenges

The momentum created by billions of dollars in federal incentives and tax credits has been tempered by supply chain constraints and the impacts of inflation and higher interest rates.

NJ Launches Electric School Bus Program With Bidirectional Incentives
New Jersey does not allow electric buses to send electricity directly to the grid, but a program offers up to $50,000 in additional support for projects that use a “vehicle-to-building” strategy.
Tug-of-war Developing over Ariz. Clean Energy Rules
As state regulators begin a process to repeal renewable energy and energy efficiency standards for electric utilities, a group of lawmakers want the regulators to reconsider clean energy rules they previously rejected.
Md. Lawmakers Load up on Clean Energy Bills
More than 70 energy-related laws have been introduced in the first month of the Maryland General Assembly’s 2024 session.
Groundwork Data
Report Outlines Cost Savings of All-electric Buildings in Mass.
A recent report by Groundwork Data illustrates the savings in store for all-electric building owners as gas costs increase in the state.
CEC Reduces Calif. Electricity Forecast on Lower Population Growth
Slower anticipated growth in California’s population has prompted state regulators to downwardly revise the electricity demand forecast used for grid planning. 
9 States Agree to Accelerate Home Heat Pump Installations
A memorandum of understanding announced Feb. 7 sets a goal of heat pump technology comprising 65% of residential heating, cooling and water heating equipment sales by 2030.
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DOE Adopts Modest Upgrade in Stove Efficiency Standards
The U.S. Department of Energy has finalized new efficiency standards for residential cooking appliances, ushering in modest increases that will take effect in January 2028.
Con Edison
$1.2B Con Edison Clean Energy Upgrade Approved

Consolidated Edison has been cleared to undertake another major system upgrade to meet growing electricity demand in New York City.

DOE Partners with HVAC Industry on Cold Climate Heat Pumps
The Department of Energy announced four companies have developed high-efficiency cold climate heat pumps as part of its Residential Cold Climate Heat Pump Technology Challenge.

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