Nancy Anderson, Ph.D.Torchlight

Show Us The Power

The only chance for New York City to meet its pledge to cut its carbon footprint 80% by 2050 is to make sure that its buildings and its transportation are powered without (much) fossil fuel. While we have a long way to go in a time frame that's short, there is a lot of creative ferment and public discussion...

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Andy FrankSnapshot

How Efficiency Can Be Treated As An Energy Resource

Energy efficiency is weird. You can't see it or feel it, yet it has been, by far, the most dominant source of energy to heat, cool and power buildings in the last 40+ years.

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In the Media

BEEx WISE Turns Four — Focus On Women In Power

A Conversation With Alicia Barton, President and CEO of NYSERDA Nancy Anderson and NYSERDA President Alicia Barton

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Subway Reading

Cuomo Expands Energy Efficiency

NY to boost its energy efficiency goals, "New Strategies Will Increase Annual Electricity Savings to over 3% by 2025" according to his press release

PV Tariff Follow-Up

Global competition + positioning morph in the wake of Trump's solar panel tariffs

City Council's Eco-Agenda

Constantine Constantinides, chair of the NYC Environmental Protection Committee, has a to-do + a maybe-to-do list


The Past Isn't Dead. It's Not Even Past

Europe: Hot Now

European temperatures soar + solar power surges

Big Oil Begins Long Goodbye To Fossil Fuel

Europe-based oil companies start investing in renewable energy assets, just hedging or real change?

In The Carbon Age

The Serengeti Strategy

Climate science activist Michael Mann explains climate deniers' strategy for attacking people like him, 20 years after publication of the Hockey Stick graph

Schmutz On Ice

Pollution carpeting the edges of Greenland ice sheets raises risks of catastrophic melting

That's BIG

Turbines the size of two football fields + shaped like palm fronds could be the next big thing in offshore wind power

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