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Energy-Efficient Heat Pump Technology Increases the Value of Homes in the U.S. – “…in Nature Energy, a new study led by the Center for Global Sustainability (CGS) researchers, examines the cost of heat pump installation in American households and the effect on house prices and home values. They find that heat pumps not only offer an energy-efficient source of electrified heating and cooling but also increase the value of the average home by adding on average a US$10,400–17,000 price premium for households in nearly half of the U.S. states. Full article here.
Connecticut Officially Ends Incentives for Gas Expansion – “The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has released a final decision to immediately wind down the state’s efforts to expand gas heating, concluding that the program is not in the best interest of families and businesses and does not further the state’s climate and energy goals. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response.” Full article here.
Home Fuel Prices Up Substantially – NYSERDA Dashboard – “The Heating Fuel Prices Dashboard provides New York residents and businesses with objective information on residential retail heating fuel pricing in New York State and by region. The Dashboard includes current and historical residential retail price data, regional comparison, and fuel type comparisons for heating oil, kerosene, and propane. This dashboard helps keep consumers informed of residential retail heating fuel price trends in their area throughout the year including during critical winter months.” Dashboard website here.
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