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Making Dishwashers (And Faucets) Great Again

March 20th, 2020 | by Scott Cooney

Over the last few years, conservative governments around the world, including our federal government, have done a lot to help dirty energy industries. Subsidizing goliath multinational companies with ongoing propaganda campaigns to deny climate science is nothing new to the conservative wing of virtually any country's politics these days. After all, there's good money in it. Running out of regulations like vehicle fuel efficiency standards to rail against, there is a new target — smearing Energy Star and WaterSense products with fear campaigns (FUD)


Tesla Model Y Compared To BMW’s X5M & X6M High-Performance SUVs

March 7th, 2020 | by Paul Fosse

On the last day of February, BMW launched a pair of high-performance SUVs, the X5M Competition and the X6M Competition. I was inspired to create this article comparing the Tesla Model Y to these BMWs after viewing the YouTube video from The Fast Lane that compared the two stylish, sporty, and very high-performance SUVs


What Does Climate Adaptation Look Like?

March 4th, 2020 | by NRDC

Climate adaptation encompasses a wide array of actions that help people and nature cope with the present-day harms of climate disruption and minimize future harms. Ideally, adaptation allows us to move beyond just surviving the climate crisis to thriving in a fundamentally new world


Your Journey Toward A Fully Electric Future Starts With A Single Step

February 29th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Every journey towards a more sustainable lifestyle starts with a single step. It starts with a dissatisfaction for the status quo. With all that said, my encouragement to you today is to take your next step. Take the step that sits in front of you, whether that be to give up your car in favor of a bike, to purchase an electric vehicle, to install solar on your roof, to add a battery backup system, or even to upgrade your electrical panel if that's what's in the cards


Yes, Electric Trucks Make Sense For Regional Haul

February 27th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

Since 2009, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) have been working with the trucking industry to increase confidence in energy-efficient technologies and practices, as well as guiding fleets as they adopt disruptive new technologies


Solar-Powered Vehicles From Solarolla

February 24th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

"I’m part of a grass roots solar vehicle production company in Ashland OR, called Solarolla (www.solarolla.com)," Daniel & the Solarolla team wrote


5 Strategies That Achieve Climate Mitigation & Adaptation Simultaneously

February 23rd, 2020 | by World Resources Institute

Climate actions have often fallen into one of two strategies: mitigation efforts to lower or remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere, and adaptation efforts to adjust systems and societies to withstand the impacts of climate change. The separation has led to the misinformed view that addressing climate change means pursuing either mitigation or adaptation


The Tipping Point

February 23rd, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Imagine a world where transport is free, air is clean, and streets are quiet. Imagine a world where education is attainable, power available, and healthcare accessible to all. Imagine a world where the cost of living goes down instead of up. Now stop imagining and watch this talk by Tony Seba


Span Partners With LG On Intelligent Breaker Panel & Energy Storage

February 20th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Span, maker of the smart electrical panel, has partnered with LG to develop a fully integrated electrical and energy management system for the home. The new offering will integrate Span's smart panel and LG's RESU energy storage units to give homeowners unprecedented control over their energy to enable them to use it when the want, how they want



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