Alliance members have agreed to collectively reach 20 million heat pump installations across the coalition by 2030, with the aim of ensuring at least 40% of benefits flow to disadvantaged communities.
The commitment was announced at a Climate Week NYC event.
“We are in a climate emergency and the window to act is closing. US Climate Alliance states get that. That’s why we’re taking bold, immediate action by quadrupling heat pump installations by 2030,” said Alliance co-chair and founding member Washington Governor Jay Inslee. “Heat pumps are available and affordable, not to mention better for the air we breathe.”
“We can’t fight climate change alone. It’s critically important that we continue the transition to create an affordable clean energy future that benefits all New Yorkers,” said Alliance co-chair elect New York Governor Kathy Hochul. “I am proud to stand side by side with my fellow Governors in the US Climate Alliance to show our commitment to bold action to decarbonize the buildings sector. This coalition continues to prove that when we come together, we can make a greener future more equitable and accessible for all.”