This 2019 report surveys the technical challenges and benefits of building electrification, particularly in California, and outlines 5 recommended policies for state and local leaders.
Sacramento Municipal Utility District has changed its energy-efficiency metric from avoided electricity consumption to avoided carbon dioxide emissions, which should incentivize building electrification.
An electrification ordinance applying to residential and commercial new construction.
Analyzes 12 case studies and surveys the different policy options before local communities before offering model code language on building electrification.
Provides tools for commissions and other government agencies, focusing on replacing gas appliances with efficient electric alternatives.
Combines education and outreach, active marketing, and financial incentives to drive heat pump adoption.
A comprehensive set of statewide programs, including providing rebates for ductless heat pumps and ducted heat pumps.
A portfolio of programs aimed at zeroing out the utility's carbon footprint by eliminating natural gas from buildings in its territory.
Provides an updated review of state and local electrification programs, focusing on space heating, which is the largest use of fossil fuels in buildings.
Requires utilities to reduce customers’ fossil fuel use through either electrification, efficiency, fuel switching, or storage. Requirement is 2% of a utility’s annual sales starting in 2017 and increasing by 0.67% annually, reaching 12% in 2032.