Rooftop PV installation on the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe administration building

Building decarbonization cuts pollution and boosts the economy. Here’s how state regulators can accelerate both.

by Silvio Marcacci, Forbes


Highlights

  • Existing buildings and their components are difficult to replace and therefore are difficult to decarbonize
  • Residential and commercial buildings in the United States account for 1 billion metric tons of emissions annually
  • Electrification now reduces greenhouse gas emissions in 46 out of 48 states
  • It is cost-effective to build out all-electric buildings vs. incorporating natural gas
  • More equitable policies and incentives are needed to transition from gas to electric within frontline communities as an unmanaged transition could make gas prices four times more expensive
  • Electrifying buildings could help in job creation across the country

The Climate Center works toward electrifying buildings and vehicles using 100% clean energy sources such as solar and wind to eliminate fossil fuel-based emissions. 


Read More: https://www.forbes.com/sites/energyinnovation/2020/07/22/building-decarbonization-cuts-pollution-and-boosts-the-economy-heres-how-state-regulators-can-accelerate-both/#10b91fd04bff

Nina Turner
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