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Overcoming Barriers to Heat Pump Adoption in Cold Climates and Avoiding the ‘Energy Poverty Trap’

May 31, 2024

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Cold-climate heat pumps are the home weatherization upgrade you didn’t know you needed. A new U-M study shows that electric heat pumps are an effective way to heat your home and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but they’re expensive and not widely accessible. The School for Environment and Sustainability analyzes the challenges to promoting clean energy equity and the next steps for policymakers.

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