California is making big investments in transitioning homes, buildings, and schools to clean electric appliances – a record $1.4 billion across programs. This tweet by the Building Decarbonization Coalition summarizes how funding will be allocated for this budget.
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.
This Insight Brief recommends that air agencies address appliance pollution and help guide an equitable transition to a pollution-free buildings future. These agencies have authority to set zero-emissions standards for new appliances, which can be designed equitably and in coordination with other decision makers’ building electrification efforts. This can help catalyze the policies and investments needed for an inclusive, affordable transition away from fossil fuels in our homes and buildings toward an all-electric future.
This is a report by the Maryland Commission on Climate Change, which is charged with advising the Governor and General Assembly on ways to mitigate the causes of, prepare for, and adapt to the consequences of climate change. This report is meant to guide Maryland policymakers on decisions related to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from buildings in pursuit of achieving targets in Maryland’s 2030 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act Plan and the Commission’s recommendation that Maryland achieve net-zero emissions economywide by 2045.