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Making our Buildings Carbon Neutral

Making our Buildings Carbon Neutral

Major cities launch plan to cut emissions from buildings Daniel Lippman, E&E reporter Published: Thursday, January 30, 2014 Ten major cities across the country announced yesterday they were banding together to save energy and cut greenhouse gas pollutants from a top metropolitan energy user: buildings. Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia are among the cities that are pledging to cut…

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The Future of Electric Power

The Future of Electric Power

I’ve never done this before but today I am attaching two articles because they are both related to our energy future.     They pretty much speak for themselves.     While the general public may not yet be thinking about the future of where their electricity will be coming from, or simply assuming that the status quo will continue,…

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2014: The Tipping Point?

2014: The Tipping Point?

Happy New Year!  As we begin 2014 I am encouraged by this news below that researchers at Harvard have developed a technology that has the potential to store energy in vast amounts in an economically competitive way.     This will address the concerns that are often voiced to me from skeptics of solar and wind that ask what we are going…

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The Tipping Point for Coal: 2013

The Tipping Point for Coal: 2013

2013: LANDMARK YEAR FOR CLEAN ENERGY; TWILIGHT FOR COAL Thursday, December 19, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/19/2013 Contact: Orli Cotel, 415 977 5627, orli.cotel@sierraclub.org 2013: Landmark Year For Clean Energy; Twilight for Coal SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 2013 was a momentous year for clean energy, as solar and wind generation hit record highs, prices plummeted, and wind and solar took…

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So Long Oil!

So Long Oil!

I have been saying for years now that electric vehicles will take over the market sooner rather than later.  And that it will be much, much sooner than almost anyone else predicts.     At 2012’s University of Chicago Booth School of Management spring Conference I listened to the Keynote Panel discuss The Future of Transportation.  The panelists were Bill…

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Buckle up #1: Transition

Buckle up #1: Transition

New climate assessment likely to spark action by companies; Congress, not so much Evan Lehmann, E&E reporter Published: Monday, September 30, 2013 From parched cotton fields to soaked shorelines, the enhanced risks of climate change outlined by scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) last week provide a new road map to help businesses anticipate financial hazards, analysts…

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