14 Jun '18, 4pm

https://t.co/rFe9rliwv5

Prioritize rapid electrification of buildings currently using propane and heating oil in space and water heating. Although these represent less than 10 percent of US households, they account for more than 20 percent of space and water heating emissions. Electrification is very cost-effective for propane customers, and has a cost comparable to that of heating oil, depending on local pricing. Electrifying these homes in the near term can build scale and market maturity to support even more widespread electrification in the future. Stop supporting the expansion of the natural gas distribution system, including for new homes . This infrastructure will be obsolete in a highly electrified future, and gas ratepayers face significant stranded-asset risk in funding its expansion today. Furthermore, electrification is a lower-cost and lower-carbon solution than extending natural gas...

Full article: https://www.rmi.org/news/report-release-electrifying-buil...

Tweets

Report Release: Electrifying Buildings for Deca...

rmi.org 14 Jun '18, 6pm

Seventy million American homes and businesses burn natural gas, oil, or propane on-site to heat their space and water, gen...

[Blog] Electrifying Buildings for Decarbonization

[Blog] Electrifying Buildings for Decarbonization

homeenergy.org 14 Jun '18, 9pm

Seventy million American homes and businesses burn natural gas, oil, or propane on-site to heat their space and water, gen...

Looking Beyond California: Zero Energy Housing ...

rmi.org 03 Jun '18, 5am

Looking Beyond California: Zero Energy Housing in the United States May 30, 2018 | By Jacob Corvidae In only a year and a ...

Looking Beyond California: Zero Energy Housing ...

rmi.org 01 Jun '18, 4am

Looking Beyond California: Zero Energy Housing in the United States May 30, 2018 | By Jacob Corvidae In only a year and a ...

Driving Industrial Revitalization with Net-Zero...

rmi.org 02 Jun '18, 4am

Pursuing NZE new construction at the scale of a larger industrial site—what Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) considers a “di...

The Economics of Electrifying Buildings - Rocky Mountain Institute It’s kinda cool to be bleeding edge here! https://t.co/iR7wlWT7SY

The Economics of Electrifying Buildings - Rocky...

rmi.org 17 Jun '18, 10am

Seventy million American homes and businesses burn natural gas, oil, or propane on-site to heat their space and water, gen...

Now available: The #DGNB framework for carbon-neutral buildings and sites

Now available: The #DGNB framework for carbon-n...

dgnb.de 14 Jun '18, 8am

The DGNB aims to significantly contribute towards achieving carbon-neutral operation for a significant proportion of build...

Looking Beyond California: Zero Energy Housing ...

rmi.org 04 Jun '18, 9pm

Looking Beyond California: Zero Energy Housing in the United States May 30, 2018 | By Jacob Corvidae In only a year and a ...

MOONBASE® Takes us Behind the Scenes of A$AP Ro...

hypebeast.com 14 Jun '18, 5pm

How did working with A$AP Rocky for TESTING come about ? I’ve been working with AWGE here and there since the Rocky and Ty...

A Resilience Strategy Based on Energy Efficienc...

rmi.org 09 Jun '18, 2pm

Decreasing backup generation needs and up-front capital costs. An investment in energy efficiency will, first and foremost...

The latest on Don C's Jordan Legacy 312:

solecollector.com 14 Jun '18, 9pm

Following months of leaks previewing some of the upcoming colorways set to hit retailers, there is finally an official rel...

New Report Shows Women Are Choosing Sneakers Ov...

hush-mag.com 14 Jun '18, 9pm

Nike is already changing the future of women’s footwear with its Unlaced initiative, and according to Business Insider , w...