Electrification Updates

Stay up to date on beneficial electrification in the state of Colorado

As organizations, government, media, and consumers have become more aware of the benefits of electrification, more information on this important topic has been released. To help you stay up to date on all the trends and developments with electrification, Love Electric is compiling news, articles, research, and/or case studies. If you have something you would like posted, please contact us directly at info@loveelectric.org with details about your update you would like posted, a brief 1-3 sentence overview, and a link to the article.


The Great Gas Stove Debate Has Been Reignited

Last week, Richard Trumka Jr., a US Consumer Product Safety commissioner, sent emotions boiling over when he said in an interview with Bloomberg that the agency was considering banning gas stoves, citing the fact that over 12% of childhood asthma cases in the US are the result of gas stove usage. Read the full article here.

Summary of Building Electrification Rebates for 2023

The new tax credits in the IRA, together with the Colorado state tax credits and utility rebates for heat pumps and heat pump water heaters, should help persuade existing homeowners, new home buyers, and builders to consider installing more of this equipment in 2023. Here is a summary of how all of these incentives add up for homes in Colorado. Incentives for Existing Homes Federal – IRA Tax In…

Moving the Market for Efficient and Electric New Homes

Each year, about 50,000 new homes are sold in Colorado, with slightly more than half of these single-family homes. So far, most of these new homes continue to rely on natural gas for heating, and are generally built to the minimum efficiency standards of the local building code. This status quo aspect of the new homes market only exacerbates the climate crisis. Although a modest trend at this p…

As Both Incentives and Gas Prices Increase, Coloradans Look to Electrifying Homes as a Solution

Rebates and tax credits for heat pumps, which use electricity to both cool and heat buildings, are among the energy-related provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. At the same time, natural gas prices are higher this winter than in previous years, also driving homeowners to consider heat pumps as a way to reduce heating costs. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post) Read the …

Heat Pump Contractors Will Play a Key Role

With $25 billion from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) dedicated to home energy efficiency and electrification upgrades, contractors and electricians will play a key role in helping homeowners take advantage of the tax credits and rebates. This article from RMI interviews Sealed, an innovative company that designs, manages, and finances home weatherization and electrification projects in five …

Colorado Heat Pump Rebates and Tax Credits for 2022 and 2023

Although there may be supply chain constraints on some heat pump products, new rebates and tax incentives make this year — or next — an excellent time for homeowners to consider adding a new heat pump. Heat pumps are very similar to central air conditioning (AC) systems, but they have a reversible valve that allows them to provide both heating and cooling. Because Colorado’s electricity is beco…

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