Official unemployment is above 10 percent in America. Real un- and under-employment nears 20 percent. There is a reason that President Obama will hold a jobs summit and there is reason that members of Congress are speaking of a jobs bill. Ealier this year, Congress passed a stimulus package. It is having an effect, but […]
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November 19th, 2009 · 14 Comments
October 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off on Superheroes in the fight against Catastrophic Climate Change?
This is a guest post from the very thoughtful citisven about the potential that actions within and by cities have for changing the game when it comes to climate change. This is the “real world” (compared to the interesting fantasy of Ecopolis) of what is happening to change the world for the better. Our challenge, […]
June 13th, 2008 · 22 Comments
Last month, to far (FAR) less attention than it merited, the House of Representatives (facing an Administration veto threat) passed the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act with $20 billion for greening public schools across the nation. Taking aggressive action to green schools is about one of the smartest steps the nation can […]
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June 12th, 2008 · Comments Off on Send friends to Energy Smart Austin
Austin, Texas, is a leader in the United States on paths toward a more energy smart future. MSN called it the “Greenest City in America.” IT has smart growth policies, has a focus on plug-in vehicles, wind power, and … well, many things. Yearly Kos 1 was in a center of conspicious consumption: Las […]
October 16th, 2007 · 1 Comment
In a gala session at the National Building Museum, Virginia Tech and partners announced the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Greater Washington. The goal is to “reduce greenhouse gas emissions 20 to 50% from existing buildings”, using financing for energy efficiency and have the energy efficiency savings provide more than enough money to pay back […]
June 25th, 2007 · 2 Comments
Truth be told, anyone with their eyes open is overwhelmed by the wealth of interesting, insightful, and high quality material out there — in soft (blogosphere) and hard (books, etc) copy. This drives us, all too often, into stovepiping our focus, gaining ever more knowledge about an ever narrower focus area. Our challenges — as […]
March 24th, 2007 · 4 Comments
Since diving into the deep end when it comes to energy issues, almost every day sees new fascinating concepts, approaches, and technologies. Fascinating … exciting … even hope inspiring at times. And, as well, as the passion builds, so many of these are truly ‘iPod Cool’. This is the fourth of a new series, iPod […]
March 8th, 2007 · 2 Comments
According to the Department of Energy, just about 22% of US electrical use goes to lighting. And, satellite images showing so much of America lit up like an overloaded Christmas tree are just one indicator that much of this lighting is wasted.But, while much of the light itself is wasted, the way lighting is done […]
March 8th, 2007 · Comments Off on Sustainable Governance … and sustainable fuels
Sustain lane government ranks the top 50 cities in the United States in terms of urban sustainability. Let’s see the answer to the question: which City has the top ranking for alternative fueled city fleets?