The Future of Gas in New York State
This report aims to assist the Commission and other stakeholders at this critical, early moment in gas distribution system transition planning.
Impact of Green Hydrogen Production on the Availability of Clean Electricity for the Grid
This paper focuses on the proposed use of green hydrogen for heating homes and commercial buildings and the need to consider the implications for clean electricity demand and therefore supply, which its production would entail.
Population Attributable Fraction of Gas Stoves and Childhood Asthma in the United States
Research paper led by RMI that attempts to quantify the impacts of gas stove use on childhood asthma prevalence.
Combating High Fuel Prices with Hybrid Heating: The Case for Swapping Air Conditioners for Heat Pumps
This report offers a strategy to kickstart home electrification in the US by swapping traditional air conditioners (AC) to two-way heat pumps that can both heat and cool indoor spaces.
Home is Where the Pipeline Ends: Characterization of Volatile Organic Compounds Present in Natural Gas at the Point of the Residential End User
Researchers studied the harmful chemicals and pollutants found in natural gas in residential locations across the Greater Boston Metropolitan area, Massachusetts.
California’s Cities Lead the Way on Pollution-Free Homes and Buildings
This blog summarizes the cities and counties in California that have adopted gas-free buildings commitments or electrification building codes.
How Air Districts Can End NOx Pollution from Household Appliances
This policy brief examines air districts' legal authority to adopt standards requiring zero-NOx appliances and suggests policy mechanisms to help ensure that the transition to such appliances is equitable and affordable.
Natural Gas Bans Are New Front in Effort to Curb Emissions
New York is considering laws to ban natural gas in buildings.
Overextended: It’s Time to Rethink Subsidized Gas Line Extensions
This report reviews current practices and policies on gas line extension allowances, and proposes changes to eliminate subsidies for these allowances and reduce gas usage in each state.
Maryland Building Decarbonization Study
PowerPoint presentation of the background and results from each scenario analyzed in the Maryland Building Decarbonization Study.