The Ad Hoc Gist: Inside DOE’s $8.5 billion push to retrofit homes

On the first anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the most significant piece of climate legislation in US history, we’re taking you inside the Department of Energy. Karen Zelmar is the manager of the home energy rebate programs, which provide $8.5 billion for home efficiency and electrification projects. We talked to her about their newly released guidance and what it’s like to work at DOE during a pivotal time.

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The March Toward Equity

In honor of Juneteenth, we wanted to do something different. We invited two leaders, Devin Hampton, CEO of UtilityAPI, and Vida Asiegbu, principal at Energy Impact Partners, for a candid conversation on equity and representation in the energy transition.

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The Ad Hoc Gist: Stoves and Steel

The Ad Hoc Gist: Stoves and Steel January 2023 This month’s Gist is going to be a bit different. Our team just returned from a one week pilgrimage to San Francisco. And it was invigorating. Yes, the city has a lot of problems from a lack of affordable housing to extreme weather. But it’s still…

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The Ad Hoc Gist: Are We Ready to Electrify Homes?

The Ad Hoc Gist: Are We Ready to Electrify Homes? December 2022 Winter is descending. Heating bills are going up. And Americans await the new IRA home electrification tax credits that go live in January. In this month’s Gist, penned by our own Elaine Reddy, we ask if the market is ready for this flood…

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