California beats its 2020 goals for cutting greenhouse gases

“The California Air Resources Board announced Wednesday that total statewide carbon emissions fell to 429 million metric tons in 2016, a drop of 12 million tons from the year before. The decline means California met the Legislature’s goal of reducing emissions to 1990 levels, and did so a full four years before the target year…

Energy Savings, Consumer Economics, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions from Replacing Oil and Propane Furnaces, Boilers, and Water Heaters with Air-Source Heat Pumps

This study looks at the energy, financial, and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) impacts of converting oil and propane furnaces, boilers, and water heaters to high-efficiency electric heat pumps. We also examine customer satisfaction with heat pumps and emerging program experience promoting electrification of home heating. Several studies have found that electrification of space and water…

LA City council moves to slash ghg emissions from buildings

“The council approved a resolution that requires the city’s building department and utility to 1) make specific recommendations to reduce building demand for natural gas, and shift gas use to clean (pollution-free) electricity, and 2) establish aggressive 2028 and 2038 building electrification targets that meet or exceed the LA’s climate goals, which include reducing GHG emissions…

California state office buildings sign on to 20-year community solar program

“The electricity from this agreement will be used to power a variety of DGS properties in Sacramento County and will help bring many facilities to zero net energy (ZNE) once they meet energy efficiency targets. Specific buildings included in this agreement include those that house the California Energy Commission, Employment Development Department, California State Personnel…
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