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Here we are in the second Covid winter.  It feels trite to wish you a happy new year. Let’s survive. And may we thrive and learn and grow as we face a relentless series of enormous challenges. Personal and social. Technical and economic. Injustice. Climate change. The virus. 

This last trip around the sun marked 25 years for Synapse Energy Economics. Jeannie and I were, obviously, children back in 1996 (see photo for proof). 

Building decarbonization—particularly through widespread adoption of heat pumps for space and water heating—is now a central strategy for New York State to meet its climate targets. The installation of heat pumps can cost-effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector, but the timing of system replacements is crucial.