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Wind power in desert

Prosperity arises not only from putting power sources in new places. It also flows from helping people currently powerless to tap energy for more active lives. 

Policy Pinpoint: Lessons of (Recent) History

Lawyers and VCs have sized up the Inflation Reduction Act by now, and American energy systems will likely never stagnate again. For thinking about investment over the decades that decarbonization will take, take a trip back to another crossroads in the nation's energy history.
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Explainer: If It's Cheaper to Electrify Buildings, Why Hasn't Electrification Happened More Broadly?

The economics in converting buildings to electricity look logical - over the long run, for pension fund investors. For a building owner with cash flow to manage, it's trickier. This explainer runs through the costs and trajectory for turning building systems to potentially clean sources.

Explainer: How Do Public Policies Reinforce Building Electrification Financing (Part Two)?

Each building owner, with a team of investors, needs to work out a particular electrification schedule. Broad public policies, though, can advance new technologies or marketing strategies that can help more buildings go electric sooner. This sequel to our earlier explainer sets out some scalable policies from across the United...
A house in Peoria, IL, behind a flag heralding its public space (photo by Patsy Wooters via Flickr Creative Commons).

Swapping this home's systems for clean electric ones is a delicate proposition. (Photo of Peoria, IL by Patsy Wooters.) 

Explainer: How Do Owners and Policymakers Electrify Buildings? (Part One)

Every building in any community tells its own story. To run each story first on electricity, and later on clean electricity, requires coordinated and flexible policies - and a range of financial techniques to meet a series of cost and timing challenges.

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