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Launched this week in Nature Energy, a new study led by the Center for Global Sustainability (CGS) researchers examines the cost of heat pump installation in American households and the effect on house prices and home values. They find that heat pumps not only offer an energy-efficient source of electrified heating and cooling but also increase the value of the average home by adding on average a US$ 10,400–17,000 price premium for households in nearly half of the U.S. states.

To reduce the necessary to avoid irreversible global damage, policies must consider electrifying important aspects of the economy from vehicles to furnaces that are still burning natural gas to

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