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Policy Tracker: February 2020

It’s a new year, which means a new opportunity to ramp up policy efforts to decarbonize our economy. We are one month into 2020 and so much has already happened with each state’s legislative session kicking off. The Northeast is responding to a call to action on climate and pushing the bar to ensure that we are carbon-neutral by 2050. Already, a few trends have surfaced, including carbon neutral targets, benchmarking, and energy...

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September Policy Tracker: Fall is in Full Swing

Fall is upon us, though with typical New England weather, we are in the midst of our first fall and second summer of the season. This is the time of year where we dress for fall in the morning and for summer in the afternoon. It can cause lots of planning challenges! We see some similar state policy activity where some states are wrapping up items from the summer and others are in full swing on new activities this fall. Let’s...

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Code Adoption, Non Constrained

Building energy codes: A critical piece of the climate change puzzle

In December 2017, NEEP published a revised edition of the Model Progressive Building Energy Codes Policy paper, or as we like to call it, our “energy code bible”. The latest version – a new Building Energy Codes for a Carbon-...

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March Policy Tracker: The Puzzle Pieces to Decarbonize our Economy

We have figured out the puzzle pieces that need to come together to decarbonize our economy and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Renewable energy + deep energy efficiency + strategic electrification = the pathways to zero carbon.

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July Policy Tracker: State Efforts to Celebrate

Some may be more challenged to find their patriotism this Fourth of July as the federal administration continues to attempt bringing down the progress we have made in clean energy, carbon reduction, and energy efficiency, but let us not forget the efforts of our states. Let’s go out and celebrate all of their great work this year. Here’s a closer look at some of the most recent efforts by state legislatures around the region....

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REED Rendering #9: Program Opportunities for Low-Income Communities

REED Rendering 9 - Program Opportunities for Low-Income Communities

Welcome to the latest REED Rendering issue, a series of blogs where we bring your attention to interesting trends that we...

REED Renderings Issue #8: New REED Data Is In

REED Renderings Issue #8: New REED Data Is In

Welcome to the latest REED Rendering issue, a series of blogs where we bring your attention to interesting trends that we...

Policy Tracker: March 2018

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This winter has seen major fluctuations in weather. From record high temperatures in February to extreme lows in January, the impacts of climate change are becoming more apparent each day. I find myself struggling with the conflict of enjoying 70 degree weather in February while also fearing that this will happen more frequently as our climate continues to change. Understanding this eminent threat, states continue to push...

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Policy Tracker: November 2017

Policy Tracker: November 2017

The season of coming together with friends and family is fast approaching, and Thanksgiving will kick it off this week. With this, I think about the past year and what I am grateful for, as well as what I look forward to most in the New Year.

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Parsing the Region’s Home Energy Rating Data: The Basketball Edition

Parsing the Region’s Home Energy Rating Data: The Basketball Edition

This is the 2017 installment of this series. Click here for the 2016 update.

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