Apologies for issues with search We are having issues with the search index. We have connected to a backup source, so search may be slow or unavailable for a while as we fix it. Search Communicate Only Through the Act! May 05, 2023 Source: Boston Globe Per this May 2 story, certain Massachusetts AirBnB hosts will get help in installing heat pumps from the app-based rentals service. Straight From the Collection April 07, 2023 Source: Internal Revenue Service This is the federal guidance for bonus tax credits to projects in areas that depended on fossil fuel production, released on April 4. Another Northeastern Bottleneck March 31, 2023 Source: Bloomberg Law This March 30 story details tension within the United States' A cooperative cap-and-trade initiative undertaken by the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. To address the important climate (greenhouse gas reductions) issue, the RGGI participating states developed and are implementing a regional program for reducing emissions through the implementation of a multi-state market-based emissions trading system. Similar initiatives are being planned in the Midwest, through the Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Accord, and in the West, through the Western Climate Initiative. Source: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy , swirling around whether and how the program should target resources to communities at greatest risk of damage from severe weather and energy poverty. There's a Hole in the System September 09, 2022 Source: Grist On September 6, this story spotlighted utilities' shoddy record at restoring and sustaining electricity for low-income communities of color. California Without Collateral? New Buildings Get Mandates, Raise Finance Questions August 30, 2021 Source: The New York Times A mandate from the Golden State to hook up new buildings to renewable power opens a path for ideas about financing energy upgrades in the vastly higher stock of buildings already in use. How California Became Far More Energy-Efficient Than the Rest of the Country June 12, 2019 Source: Vox California is decreasing its energy intensity (energy consumed per unit of GDP) and its carbon intensity (carbon emissions per unit of GDP). External News Connecticut Program Pairs Energy Efficiency with All Solar Installations June 12, 2019 Source: Energy News Network Through a partnership with the Connecticut A finance authority that uses innovative financing tecniques to help achieve clean energy and efficiency policy objectives by crowding in private investment. Although there is diversity in the scope and structure of green banks, they are often capitalized by public funds and have a regional jurisdiction. Source: Green Bank Network , the Louisiana-based company PosiGen is able to include energy efficiency improvements with all of its solar installations.