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Annual Report 2023

11 Apr 2024

We brainstormed with HVAC installers, heat pump manufacturers, and building contractors on how to build and train the efficiency and electrification workforce needed to meet the growing demand as we electrify the buildings and transportation sectors. [...] Relying on our decades of policy experience, we provided advice and recommendations to state energy offices across the region on how to design programs to leverage the benefits of the unprecedented federal monies flowing from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. [...] This year, SWEEP continued its trajectory of growth and achievement, bolstered by the valuable contributions of our team and supporters and the addition of two new wonderful team members – enhancing our capacity to drive clean, efficient, and equitable energy improvements in the Southwest region. [...] Spurring building decarbonization As part of our commitment to reducing climate emissions and transitioning away from fossil fuels in the built environment, SWEEP actively engaged in discussions on decarbonizing space and water heating across the Southwest and embracing a shift to cleaner, electric equipment and appliances, including heat pumps and HPWHs. [...] On the planning front, SWEEP, with a coalition of climate and environmental advocacy groups, voiced our support for the State of New Mexico and the City of Albuquerque's application submissions for the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant Program.


Josh Valentine

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