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Sinners Repent

The head of the Episcopal Church decries people who deny climate change based on "political interests" or "willful blindness".

More Funding For Northeast Rail

New York Congressmember Jerrold Nadler makes the increased funding case for Amtrak's heavily-traveled northeast corridor

In the Media

NYC Council Committee on Environmental Protection

Site-sourced and Stored Renewable Energy Conference, a day-long deep-dive into NYC's energy future, attracted experts to the City College Harlem campus. After all the expert testimony, the public weighed in. Here's testimony from two of the presenters; Llewellyn Wells of NYC Eco Districts group and NYC2030 District's Haym Gross.

NYCC EPC Site Sourced Energy Testimony

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In The Carbon Age


Energy industry expert views on what it will take to reach 70% renewable electric power by 2050


New York will build the world's most up to date smart energy lab, AGILe, where public agencies & private companies can test out new electricity transmission & distribution technologies

Climate Whatchamacallit

The pen is not as mighty as politics when it comes to prevailing on climate action


Go Further, Carbon Free

Sweden: Less Than Zero

Reversing the norm of energy-slurping data centers, Sweden is building the world's first carbon-negative facility

UK: GHG Emissions Drop A Lot

A drop of 8.4% for UK GHG emissions in 2014 is reported, with the biggest decline from less coal-burning at power plants

Green Finance

Week's Best Headline

When it comes to investment strategies that are guided by sustainability metrics "Saints beat sinners again for best stock picks"

China: Green Bonds And Oversight

Realizing China's potential to become a big green bond market, third-party regulators to supervise green bond issuers & buyers, and to verify the proceeds actually go to environmental project will be needed

Nancy Anderson, Ph.D.Torchlight

The Spanish Requirement

Omri Ben-Shahar concludes a scathing attack on contemporary disclosure laws with a barbed reference to a 400-word pronouncement, called the "Spanish Requirement". It was a prepared statement read in Spanish by 16th Century conquistadors to New World inhabitants, which warned them, having been put on notice, to "acknowledge the Church as the rule and superior of the whole world" or else!

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Wendy E. BrawerSnapshot

Mapping The Way To A Brooklyn Passive House

Given the opportunity to do something with the potential to be world changing, would you take that chance? Our story begins in 1992, when the original Green Map of NYC debuted.

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Sallan Events

There'll Be Some Changes Made

There'll Be Some Changes Made

9 September 2014

We are witnessing the realignment of NY's and the nation's energy system and its regulatory framework for a carbon constrained world in the face of disruptive technologies, new financial practices and novel user demands at the grid edge.

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How Knowledge Saves Power Panel

The Urban Energy Revolution

23 January 2014

How Knowledge Saves Power Panel sponsored by; NYIT, NYLCV, Friends of Benchmarking and Sallan, convened experts who all agree that LL84 may not be perfect but has created positive momentum for change and a bright future for benchmarking.

Michael Bobker, Adam Hinge, Jonathan Flaherty, Ari Frankel and Conor Laver make the case.

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The Urban Energy Revolution

The Urban Energy Revolution

28 Sept. 2012

The Infrastructure Panel sponsored by; NYIT, NYC ACRE, NYLCV, NYECC, Pace Energy & Climate Center and Sallan, considers fast forwarding to a time when cities rely on decentralized systems for heating, cooling and electricity.

Now we know — rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy's devastation means a fundamental rethinking.

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Atlantic Wind Power Panel

Wind Power In New York

21 May 2012

Held at NYIT, the Atlantic Wind Power Panel sponsored by Cleantech Corridor, McCarter & English and the Sallan Foundation, considered New York's prospects for offshore wind energy.

Is Atlantic Wind Energy in Our Future? Sallan is using Storify to stay up-to-date.

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Market Makers

Market Makers: Event Two
The New Energy-Efficient Building Toolkit

15 November 2011

Making Green History By Doing It

Learn how New York property owners, tenants and retrofit teams are leading the way toward making energy efficiency the hallmark of big city real-estate and helping Gotham thrive.

Market Makers

Market Makers: Event One
Developing & Deploying Energy Efficiency Technology

20 September 2011

An exploration of the emergence and growth of New York City's clean tech sector via case studies on green building advances and efficiency technologies — an Official Event of Climate Week NY°C 2011 — took place at the New York Academy of Sciences.

Reimagining Metropolis

Re-imagining the Metropolis:
Visions For A Near Future

26 April 2011

Now, we must accelerate our pace — in understanding and rethinking city functions — to reinvent the metropolis. In this final forum of our series, panelists explored how New York will be challenged and may be transformed by emerging trends.

Reimagining Metropolis

Reimagining the Metropolis:
Revolution is No Joke

2 Feb. 2011

A Banker, A Lawyer & An Underwriter Walk Into A Bar — our 3rd event of a 4-part series — got serious about developing the means to assign monetary value to high performance properties, tracking and comparing their performance as well as tackling thorny issues of code enforcement and LEEDigation.

Reimagining Metropolis

Reimagining the Metropolis:
Making it Happen

30 Nov. 2010

Our second event of a four part series on high performance building in New York City zeroed in on public policy developments, private sector innovation and how they have intersected over the last half-decade.

Reimagining Metropolis

Reimagining the Metropolis:
The Big Picture

28 Oct. 2010

Our sold-out first event at the AIA New York Center for Architecture conveyed the Big Picture — a wide-angle view of what has been achieved, what's been learned and what's next for New York City's revolution in high performance building.

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Innovations In Green Finance: Smart Money For Sustainable Cities
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Learn from experts on the leading edge of green financing. Get a head start on the latest developments in renewable energy & energy efficiency projects at several scales
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WISE: Women in Sustainability and Energy
27 Mar
Each Friday in March, in honor of women’s history month, a symposium of women thought-leaders will discuss clean energy innovation, constructing green buildings, the role of enlightened finance in green building, and bringing sustainability & resiliency to every community
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The State of Sustainability Policy: Progress and Opportunity
7 Apr
Plan to attend this panel on public policy and sustainability, where thought leaders examine the role of metrics, and look at strategies to encourage renewable energy use
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Seventh Annual iLAND Symposium
17 Apr
Fluid Histories, Neighborhood Practices: Rehearsing a Changing Waterfront — gather around movement, science and the environment in NYC
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Climate Change And Inequality
22 Apr
Two hotly debated issues. One important conversation with Joseph Stiglitz & Nicholas Stern
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