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Cool Solutions
Chicago's making a roadmap to electrify low income homes
Rachel Scheu, Carla Bruni, Lexi Liu, Nick Skellnick
 Wendy Ring  Contact Contributor
May 11, 2023, 10:35 a.m.
This is the story of a research collaboration between the city of Chicago, community organizations, a utility, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to find out the best way to retrofit homes and lower energy bills for Chicago's low income residents. 

I'm giving away the punchline, but the results convinced me that it's far better for the climate and justice to eliminate fossil fuel heating in lots of low income homes than to spend the same amount of money completely decarbonizing a lesser number.  We need to do it all eventually, but this is the way to make big change fast. 
CC Music: Atun, Bio Unit, Maarten Schellekens, Friars Society Orchestra, Fundacion Robo, Michael Chapman and Scott Holmes

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