On another note, hats off to the Washington State Senate for supporting safe, healthy, and all-electric homes by requesting $46M for the “Weatherization Plus Health” program in the state budget – which is exactly what we and fellow advocates have been requesting for months.
One thing we know is that it’s a challenge to get folks excited about “weatherization” – which refers to all the insulation, window replacements, etc., needed to successfully switch a home from gas to all-electric. However, these home upgrades are a necessary ingredient to reach our decarbonization goals and, if we use public funds well, we can support workforce development, create jobs and provide more affordable housing.
Seriously y’all – psychologists have been studying how to effectively communicate about weatherization since 2014. Anyone who can provide us with a better word, or phrase – or even a PR scheme – gets a feature in our next email.