On sweltering summer days, having a house or apartment with air conditioning is important not only for comfort, but also for safety. The need to cool down will only grow as climate change makes our world hotter.
But air conditioning itself also contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. This hour, we talk about how to make sure climate-friendly cooling options are available to everyone.
Here in Connecticut, not all residents can afford to run air conditioners in the heat of summer because of sky-high electricity costs. We talk about how energy efficient homes are important not only for our state’s carbon footprint, but also for racial and socioeconomic equity.