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Con Edison “Heat as a Service Financing” Initiative – in a One-Commissioner Order, Public Service Commission Interim Chair John Howard has authorized Con Edison to spend $5.9 million on 2 programs designed to help the company meet peak gas demand without building new gas infrastructure. One is a Behavioral Demand Reduction initiative under which the utility will message 120,000 residential gas customers in advance of gas demand peaks, urging them to reduce gas use. The second, the “Heat as a Service (HaaS) Financing” program is projected to shave almost 3 times as much gas use on peak days. Con Ed would provide marketing for vendors of “high-efficiency electric heating technology” that would be installed for free and owned and serviced by the vendor for a monthly fee from the customer.
US Climate Alliance Building Decarbonization Roadmap Published – Produced by RMI, “The Roadmap outlines the key and supporting actions states can take, for both new construction and existing buildings. While developed specifically for USCA, the roadmap is a useful framework to outline the suite of policies and changes needed to decarbonize buildings across the board… Here’s a direct link to the shorter brief, which covers the key points.”
AWESome EarthKind podcast: Did you know that cooking with gas can produce unhealthy levels of carbon monoxide? At 200 parts per million, gas emissions can even far exceed the federal maximum of 9 parts per million. Chef Chris Galarza is the Founder and Culinary Sustainability Consultant of Forward Dining Solutions LLC and is one of the country’s leading commercial kitchen electrification experts. . Listen via your favorite podcast playing app (Apple, Spotify, Google Podcast) or visit the website at www.AWESomeEarthKind.com.