Climate Solutions: Conservation and Load Management - Shared screen with speaker view
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With all due respect, I wish the premise of this conversation were different. Fossil energy needs to be way more expensive to address the climate crisis. Affordability is really an equity issue.
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Should be mandatory for selling homes.
how are landlords supposed to acquire that information from their tenants?
@dan - they can acquire it from the utility companies.
or can use the scoring system to meet the requirements of the proposed legislation.
Energy affordability S B 882 - Is it already in place?
thank you, that answers my question
This is so important, especially for our tight and pricey rental market, but also for homebuyers. I hope next timethe home sales portion will be reinstated.
This bill is being considered by the legislature righ tnow, is not law yet.
so please support it!
If we are serious about climate change mitigation, 12 months of energy bills at time of sale MUST be MANDATORY
Wow, 74% no info - that is surprising.
This is so variable by lifestyle. We own a home with solar that over the past 5 years paid for our entire electric use. We recently moved and are renting our house. We figured we would not transfer electric to renter because should be no bill. Wrong. Renter uses much more electric then the panels generate. Bottom line is because we didn't use much energy, we were not able to put more panels on to accommodate other lifestyles. When I say lifestyle, it may be due to health issues. For example, we didn't use air conditioning all the time. Someone with health issues may need to use more.
CLM plan revisions are a great opportunity to make more progress on environmental justice and align with the state's climate goals including: 1) finally addressing health and safety barriers that keep ratepayers from full access to the program, 2)ending rebates for fossil fuel equipment and appliances, 3) ramping up heat pump rebates
Can you post and widely share the process for the public to engage in the CLM plan revision?
I think the HES program is a bit underwhelming in the depth of energy reduction they make. Especially in reduction of air leakage.
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Didn’t the original list of 2021 legislative priorities of DEEP include a goal of having other entities be able to compete with the utilities for the administration of energy efficiency bills?
If so, what happened to that proposal?
My previous home used propane, which was pretty expensive. It would have been much cheaper to move to gas but that isn't what we want people to choose moving forward. Large incentives need to be in place to move folks to heat pumps.
why not just make energy information publicly available so prospective tenants and home buyers are able to see it?
Oil heating customers can save money by converting to gas, but that is a poor choice for climate. Gas customers do not have an economic incentive to convert to heat pump. How do we overcome that?
Could a home energy score have a place on the form for residents to specify whether they keep their home/apt warmer than usual, moderate temperature, or cooler than usual? Or something like this so that there is some way to evaluate an unusually high or low score?
Community Energy Agencies could do Conservation programs if we could just make them legal in CT!
Give temperature schedule and settings in the mandatory Home Energy Score: For example 70 deg 8 am-11pm 7 days; 60 deg other hours.
Should or could time of use rates and their potential for savings be part of the CLM plan?
Behavior changes are great but lecturing tenants about their behaviors when the utility rates are astronomical to start with, and certain landlords don't upgrade the building an its equipment for energy efficiency is straight-out victim blaming.
Allow better heat pumps in CT, that can work down to 0/- degrees F - available elsewhere, but apparently not for residents in CT!
That would avoid high electricity hills in winter with Heat Pumps that only work to 32F
From an efficiency perspective, it is entirely worth it to add additional incentive to promote ground-coupled heat pumps as the ideal. While this doesn't work for everyone, it should be positioned to work for as many folks as possible. Air-source heat pumps are way less efficient and also have much shorter life spans and higher maintenance costs. Please keep ground-coupled heat pumps in the conversation.
Please CTDEEP, find a way to incentivize cold-climate heat pumps!!!!
Cold climate heat pumps are needed in CT.
Most cold climate heat pumps have FULL HEAT CAPACITY down to 5 deg F and are still able to heat down to -15 deg, but at reduced capacity.
April 19th Ridgefield is starting a weekly webinar about energy for homes including heatpumps
Hand-holding by an energy coach can be made available # I Heart My Home CT
From an EJ perspective, would a heat pump that only heats to 32 deg be acceptable in a rental. I would hope not.
Hand-holding by an energy coach can be made available # I Heart My Home CT and also through the Middletown CHEER program
Thanks for doing this! Great conversation.