Clean Heating & Cooling
Thirty-eight percent of the greenhouse gases emitted in New York State come from heating and cooling buildings. In order to achieve New York State’s commitment from the CLCPA to reducing greenhouse gas emissions 40% percent by 2030 and more than 85% percent by 2050 – it is critical that we address the nonelectric segment of the building sector, in addition to transitioning our electricity production to renewable sources. Renewable heating and cooling technologies, such as air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, and geothermal and solar thermal systems, could eliminate the on-site use of fossil fuels to heat and cool buildings and to generate hot water.
To build support for renewable heating and cooling technologies, New Yorkers for Clean Power partnered with Alliance for a Green Economy, NY-GEO, HeatSmart Tompkins, and Sane Energy Project to launch the Renewable Heat Now campaign.
NYCP works with Renewable Heat Now to:
- Accelerate the adoption of ground-source (geothermal) and air-source heat pumps in New York to reduce the amount of fossil fuels used to heat and cool homes and workplaces.
- Educate the public about heat pumps.
- Advocate for state policies to help all New Yorkers afford the switch to these renewable-ready heating and cooling technologies.
Check out our online teach-in archive to dive deeper into clean heating & cooling and energy efficiency!