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We Need Cleaner Cars To Avoid Dangerous Climate Change

April 30th, 2020 | by NRDC

The Trump administration seems not to care that we are headed toward climate catastrophe with carbon dioxide pollution driving global average temperatures up some 6 degrees Fahrenheit (°F) and rendering places that hundreds of millions of people call home virtually unlivable. This monumental disregard for human health and well-being underpins the administration’s senseless rollback of clean car and fuel economy standards, being published today in the Federal Register


Heat Pump Water Heaters — Game Changers In Efficiency

April 26th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

On the journey to making our homes money savers and climate champions, water heating has always been a stumbling block. While there are easy ways to use hot water efficiently (like the low-flow shower heads we featured in this Go Zero Hack), it’s a challenge to heat water without polluting


Solar Window Technology Takes A Leap Forward In Australia

April 21st, 2020 | by Steve Hanley

Just imagine how much solar electricity could be generated around the world if all the windows in factories and office towers helped to power the buildings they were installed in. Researchers in Australia are hot on the trail of a new technology that could make solar windows a reality


Adventures In Municipal Data Science

April 17th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

As we deal with the fallout of the big Cs -- climate change and the coronavirus -- we need to be able to rapidly adapt our urban fabric and buildings


The Climate, The Queen, And The Deep Blue Sky

April 14th, 2020 | by Jesper Berggreen

Her majesty the Queen Margrethe II of Denmark says she is not convinced that human activity is the primary cause of the current climate change? Nevertheless, it just might be the work on the green energy transition that most effectively will get us back on track after the corona crisis. Experts and organizations now want a green emergency plan for restoring Denmark's economy, regardless of the Queens assumptions I presume


Shelter-At-Home Project: DIY LED Lighting Upgrade

April 9th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

The coronavirus outbreak has forced many into an unplanned staycation at home for several weeks already and no end date is in sight. One can only spend so much time on Netflix, YouTube, Duolingo, and Khan Academy before looking for more exciting projects to tackle. Upgrading to LED light bulbs is one such upgrade that offers not only energy savings every month, but more control over the type of lighting being provided and a more pleasing aesthetic. Curious? Let's jump in


Coronavirus, Climate, & Commercial Real Estate – Part 2/2

April 3rd, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

We foresee a softening of new commercial construction, a reduction in cosmetic renovations of existing stock, an increase in renovations focused on improving the net operating income including a strong focus on heat pumps displacing gas furnaces and existing air conditioning and an increased shift to distribution-center business models


Politics Of Coronavirus, Climate, & Commercial Real Estate – Part 1/2

April 3rd, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

We foresee a softening of new commercial construction, a reduction in cosmetic renovations of existing stock, an increase in renovations focused on improving the net operating income including a strong focus on heat pumps displacing gas furnaces and existing air conditioning and an increased shift to distribution-center business models


10+ Years in Cleantech

April 1st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

A decade ago, wind power was already basically cost-competitive with conventional power sources, utility-scale solar was significantly more expensive but starting to bloom, and electric vehicles were hardly a blip on the horizon and basically unknown to most of us. How did that change in the past 10 years



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