The Energy Conservation and Optimization Act has support from utilities, businesses, unions and environmental groups.
The Home Energy Squad is using surveys, photos and live video to help homeowners identify efficiency improvements.
A recent report analyzed links between emissions, poverty and housing stock in dozens of cities, including Minneapolis.
In Boston, two firms designing affordable housing using cross-laminated timber hope it can be replicated elsewhere.
The state consumer advocate says the COVID-19 pandemic justifies diverting funds into bill payment programs.