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How Will The EV Transition Affect Real Estate Planning?

As many automakers look to follow Tesla into the electric vehicle market, the shift could change how real estate developers and building owners plan new projects. A move toward overnight charging at apartments and condos could offer cost savings on electricity, and one professor thinks that owners of these developments … [continued]

Do Large-Scale Photovoltaic Projects Impact Sales Prices of Close-By Homes?

New Berkeley Lab study finds evidence of relative decreases in home sale prices within 0.5 miles of large-scale photovoltaic projects in three of six states studied. The construction of large-scale photovoltaic projects (LSPVPs), defined here as ground-mounted photovoltaic generation facilities with at least 1 megawatt (MW) of direct current generation … [continued]

Pity The Poor Republican Party

Miami is the home of almost half a million people. Its real estate has immense value. But Miami is built on porous sandstone, so even a seawall will not save it because the water flows right through the rock it is built on. To makes matters worse, Miami is just one of many communities in its area that are threatened. It is a problem across the whole southern end of Florida.

Miami’s Existence Is Threatened With As Little As 18″ Of Sea Level Rise

The cost of maintaining Miami as a modern, well-serviced city with great beaches will skyrocket while the economy of the state and the city will be massively challenged and possibly collapsing. More major hurricanes of greater severity will likely hit it, causing damage that owners and insurers decide not to repair. More people, mostly poorer, will leave never to return.

Florida Sea Level Rise & Unchecked Coastal Developments

The piercing emerald-green waters of the Gulf coast of Florida and the wilder expanse of shimmering waves on the Atlantic coast, especially near Miami, attract immense amounts of development on an essentially flat limestone sponge — a porous sandy terrain. Even without climate change, the tropics are a throw of the dice when hurricane season comes along. With climate change and sea level rise, coastal developments make no sense — and yet, day by day, month by month, large coastal luxury buildings shoot sky high, with almost no sidewalk to spare on one side and sand that will soon be under water on the other. No wall can hold back that water — it will just leak through underneath.