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About Robyn Purchia

Robyn Purchia I'm an organic-eating, energy-saving naturalist who composts and tree hugs in her spare time. I have a background in environmental law, lobbying, field work, and most recently writing. Check out my weekly columns in the San Francisco Examiner. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

Author Archives: Robyn Purchia

Data Centers As A Solution To Climate Change?

February 27th, 2019 | by Robyn Purchia

While companies are working to lower their data centers' environmental impacts, it's often done in a piecemeal manner. Companies' data centers are rarely completely green -- running on renewable energy, incorporating efficiency measures and reusing the waste heat.

New I-PACE Is Fast & Fun, But Jaguar Should Strengthen Its Roar

October 5th, 2018 | by Robyn Purchia

"This was a learning process for us," Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart, Technical Design Director, Jaguar Land Rover, told CleanTechnica. "The initial idea was these cars are mainly sold to people withe a green background, but then we saw that the majority of customers were different."

Pope Francis Says Money Dominates Politics

December 18th, 2016 | by Robyn Purchia

Pope Francis had strong words for world leaders’ priorities, including United States president-elect Donald Trump last week. During a speech the pontiff decried politicians who promote corporate profits above the common good

Top US Scientists Rally for Climate Research

December 15th, 2016 | by Robyn Purchia

As president-elect Donald Trump announced his pick of climate-denier Rick Perry to run the Department of Energy, hundreds gathered in San Francisco outside of the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) annual conference. Their rallying cry was simple: support climate science research and evidence-based climate policy

New Energy Nexus Accelerates Cleantech Growth, Despite Trump

December 13th, 2016 | by Robyn Purchia

"California clean energy businesses are not the be all and end all, but they are providing resources for other businesses to succeed," Danny Kennedy, managing director of the California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF), said in an exclusive interview with CleanTechnica. "I think that's going to accelerate in the post-Trump reality."

Lotuses Can Still Bloom, Even Under President Trump

November 14th, 2016 | by Robyn Purchia

I’m terrified right now because the fire Trump lit is unpredictable, chaotic, and dangerous. I tremble when I think about what he’s going to do to the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Interior. I’m already mourning the setbacks his new Supreme Court pick will inflict on the progress we’ve made

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