Possible Planet has joined the Building Decarbonization Coalition (BDC) and endorsed its goal of zero-emission solutions for the building sector, which accounts for about 40% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
The BDC unites building industry stakeholders with energy providers, environmental organizations, and local governments to help electrify America’s homes and workspaces with clean energy. Originally focused on California, the Coalition has recently expanded its scope to the rest of the country. As part of this expanded approach, the BDC announced that Lisa Dix, formerly the Sierra Club’s New York State Senior Campaign Manager, has been appointed as the BDC’s New York Director.
As the Coalition’s site notes,
Burning fossil fuels for heating buildings and cooking food poses serious threats to our health and are a significant source of climate pollution.
The BDC drives action by working with policymakers, the building industry and consumers to dispatch zero-emission solutions – eliminating the need for fossil fuels in buildings and helping to slash pollution.
Moving homes and buildings off of fossil fuels will improve public health, cut climate pollution, deliver cleaner air, alleviate rising housing prices and monthly energy bills, and create a tremendous export opportunity for the rest of the world. To get there, we are activating strong leadership from communities and decision-makers, locally and [nationwide].