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Clean Energy Jobs: Stimulate Me

November 19th, 2009 · 14 Comments

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 with [...]

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Tags: cities · clean energy jobs

Superheroes in the fight against Catastrophic Climate Change?

October 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

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, [...]

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Tags: Energy · cities · climate change

Greening the School House

June 13th, 2008 · 21 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 take, [...]

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Tags: Congress · Energy · Global Warming · analysis · architecture · architecture2030 · building green · business practice · cities · clean emissions · conservation · democrats · emissions · energy efficiency · green · greenwashing

Send friends to Energy Smart Austin

June 12th, 2008 · Comments Off

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 Vegas. [...]

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Tags: Energy · Uncategorized · cities · conservation · electricity · energy efficiency · waste · water

VA Tech helps DC become Energy Smart

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 the [...]

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Tags: Clinton Climate Initiative · cities · energy efficiency

Energy Bookshelf: Urban Future

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 individuals, [...]

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Tags: Energy · General · cities · energy efficiency

iPod COOL Energy: Bike to the Future?

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 COOL [...]

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Tags: bicycles · cities · clean emissions · eco-friendly · energy efficiency · environmental

Raleigh to abandon incandescents, leapfrog CFLs, and go all LED?

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 [...]

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Tags: CFL · LED · cities · energy efficiency · incandescent lighting · lighting

Sustainable Governance … and sustainable fuels

March 8th, 2007 · No Comments

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?
 

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Tags: Energy · cities · energy efficiency · fuel economy