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Associate Rocky Mountain Institute

Talor provides quantitative analysis and policy research in support of eliminating fossil fuel use in buildings at the Rocky Mountain Institute.

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  • Dec 13, 2021

RMI analyzed the greenhouse gas emissions impacts of a landmark bill (Introduction 2317) in New York City that would require new buildings to be free of fossil fuels. 

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Matt Chester on Dec 13, 2021

Is the opposing view simply that doing so wouldn't cut costs or rather that doing so is not the most cost effective way to do so (or even concern over the freedom to choose your own fuel)? What's the counter message you're working against mainly here? 

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Jim Stack on Dec 13, 2021

So they can chose any fuel they want as long as it does not pollute. Looks like it will be good for the area too QUOTE=Just as importantly, electrifying New York City buildings will bring far-reaching benefits, from better health and air quality to improving environmental justice and climate equity. New York State is the worst in the nation for premature mortality from building-related air pollution; as the state’s largest city, NYC has the most to gain from extinguishing fossil fuels in its new buildings.

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