Inside the climate battle quietly raging about US homes

Published by The Guardian: Some challenges to US climate action are obvious. But many more play out behind the scenes. One of those is the battle over efforts to make America’s new homes and buildings more energy-efficient. On one side are the city and state officials trying to go greener, and on the other are real estate developers and the natural gas industry. “Appeals have happened before, but never like this,” said Kim Cheslak, director of the New Buildings Institute.

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