- Aug 29, 2019 7:23 pm GMT
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If you're looking for an example of the rubber stubbornly meeting the road in communities' efforts to reduce reduce greenhouse gas emissions, look no farther than Minneapolis. The use of natural gas to provide heating during brutal winter weather is thwarting the city's efforts to reduce emissions. Technological advances in systems ranging from windows to heat pumps hold promise to achieve significant gains in energy efficiency, so it's going to be interesting to see what combinations of technology, policies and incentives make it possible for the many Minneapolises of the world to cost effectively reach their goals (which hopefully include ensuring reliable sources of heating).