Friday, July 15, 2022
#197 / Hot, Cold, And Clean
Ethan Elkind directs the climate program at the Center for Law, Energy and the Environment at UC Berkeley Law. He also publishes various articles on climate change and related topics, many of them quite good.
I tend to think that making heat pumps accessible, as a way to "decarbonize" buildings, should be given real consideration. This is something that Elkind and Ross Zelen have recently suggested. Click that "making heat pumps accessible" link to read his blog posting on the topic. There is an online discussion scheduled on July 19th.
If we are serious about addressing the global warming crisis that is putting human civilization in danger - not to mention all life on Earth - then we really do need to be taking steps to do things differently, and if a new regulation, or program, or requirement would reduce emissions, then we need seriously to figure out how we can make it happen. Making heat pumps accessible? If it works, let's do it - and that's just one way!