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Ongoing Discussion
Join our continuing discussion on building electrification, led by Ralph DiNola of the New Buildings Institute. Answer one of our three questions [1] [2] [3], or comment on some other aspect.
"...Electrification of space heating, hot water, etc., needs a different model. Roger Arnold is exactly correct: start with new construction, especially large office buildings. However, produce gas that has a net zero CO2 content. The typical homeowner would not experience any replacement cost or inconvenience. With this in mind, the challenge shifts to how do we produce gas that has a net zero CO2 content? 
- Herschel Specter, President, MicroUtilitites, Inc.
New Publications in the OurEnergyLibrary
Rewiring America
July 29, 2020
Niskanen Center
July 28, 2020
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New Legislation

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Past Hearings

Tues, July 28
Facts & Figures
Source: Energy Information Administration (EIA), "Today in Energy," August 3, 2020. Data from EIA's State Energy Data System.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) State Energy Data System (SEDS), Illinois had the highest energy consumption in the Midwest and was the third-highest energy producer of any state in the region. In 2018, customers in Illinois consumed 4.0 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) of energy, and 2.6 quadrillion Btu was produced in the state. Total energy production and consumption in Illinois each accounted for nearly 17% of the Midwest’s total.
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