Ditching fossil fuels can tackle affordable housing and climate change

A version of this article appeared earlier in The Hill

BY CARL POPE AND BRUCE NILLES

With the passage of one of the nation’s most ambitious climate policies earlier this year, D.C. has sparked an important conversation — how can all this new clean power be used to lower housing costs and reduce air pollution? The answer is clear: by replacing gas as the primary means of heating and cooling our buildings, and cooking our food, we can slash carbon pollution and lower the cost of new…