During Climate Week NYC 2023, the U.S. Climate Alliance announced a series of new commitments from its members to eliminate emissions from buildings, including collectively quadrupling heat pump installations by the end of the decade.
As part of the Alliance’s new heat pump target, members agreed to collectively reach 20 million heat pump installations across the coalition by 2030, with the aim of ensuring at least 40 percent of benefits flow to disadvantaged communities. These installations will advance progress toward Alliance members’ goal of decarbonizing buildings, including collectively achieving zero-emission new construction as soon as practicable and accelerating efforts to eliminate emissions from existing buildings at a pace consistent with emissions targets under the Paris Agreement.
These commitments were announced at a Climate Week NYC event featuring Alliance co-chair and founding member Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Alliance co-chair Maine Governor Janet Mills, Alliance co-chair elect New York Governor Kathy Hochul, and White House National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi.
Last week, our 25 governors made a major new commitment to save money & energy, improve health & fight the climate crisis.— U.S. Climate Alliance (@USClimate) September 26, 2023
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New York @GovKathyHochul
National Climate Advisor @alizaidi46
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As the Alliance pursues building decarbonization efforts, members also agreed to:
To further advance and accelerate building decarbonization efforts, several groups of Alliance members made additional commitments, including: