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Unions Embrace the Clean Energy Transformation – The United Association (UA) has produced a professional 5 minute video, enthusiastically exploring the role labor can play in the transition to decarbonized buildings: “Wind and Solar may get the most attention, but there’s a much more scalable solution out there – heat pumps, working with thermal energy exchange networks. Thanks to Jay Egg for this tip. If you’d like to learn more, here’s an hour long webinar featuring the architects of the recently passed Utility Thermal Network and Jobs Act, sponsored by Senator Parker and Assembly Member Latoya Joyner.
NEW PSR Report – Hydrogen Pipe Dreams: Why burning hydrogen in buildings is bad for climate and health – “Physicians for Social Responsibility has released a new report “Hydrogen Pipe Dreams: why burning hydrogen in buildings is bad for climate and health” which takes a close look at the health, safety, and climate impacts of blending hydrogen with methane in our gas system to fuel gas appliances in our homes. The report outlines several ‘failings’ of this false climate solution as well as policy and advocacy recommendations, including pursuing electrification without delay.”
DOE: $13 Million For Community Geothermal Projects – To help reduce energy burden—the percentage of gross household income spent on energy costs—and fossil fuel dependence for American communities, the U.S. Dept. of Energy intends to issue the Community Geothermal Heating and Cooling Design and Deployment Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)… GTO is providing a Teaming Partner List where interested parties may include information about their expertise that can be used by potential applicants or entities interested in partnering with other applicants for the intended FOA. View this easy to read 16 slide presentation for more background and contact information.