The ubiquity of concrete will never seem OK again
The ubiquity of concrete will never seem OK again
Stony Brook University's energy incubator is home to a battery start-up firm that could vie with the Tesla Powerwall
Plug into forward-thinking ways 4 cities are transitioning to clean energy futures
If steam heat is a hot topic for you, keep reading
"Come all you investors who believed Exxon’s claims,
And admit you were wrong, even Wales is in flames.
Remember you said, “Surely there will be gains?”
Now there’s no limit to the blamin’
What a shame that the old folk didn’t use their brains,
For the climate is a-changin’."
Tip o the hat to @henrymance over at the Financial Times
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Our 2019 Forefront Fellowship will partner with the NYC Mayor's Office of Resiliency to explore how urban design can confront the climate risks facing vulnerable neighborhoods in New York City. Applications are due April 17th. https://t.co/C68CFxoeHD pic.twitter.com/OaKzBVLZGI— Urban Design Forum (@UDFNYC) February 27, 2019
This may not be news but it bears repeating
February's record heat + wildfires shock England
It's not the Green New Deal but all 47 Senate Democrats will offer a resolution calling for immediate action on climate change
With funds borrowed from the federal government, local utilities make energy improvements to affordable housing, with on-bill repayments that ensure customers' bills will be lower than pre-upgrade
On the heels of our @NYCEJAlliance rally yesterday, @NYGovCuomo & @NYCMayor announce historic plan to #FixtheSubway & support congestion pricing! Advocates say congestion pricing vital 4 most vulnerable NY’ers - New York Daily News https://t.co/VqSZ967oJS— Eddie Bautista (@eddiebautista08) February 26, 2019
Which 34 nations that are low-middle income or deemed emerging markets are good candidates for electrifying their overall energy supplies?
It's not just dramatic storms,, its the drip, drip drip of sea level rise that threaten east coast cities like Annapolis, MD + Atlantic City, NJ
NY has a new Transit Tech Lab, what's it doing?
...If only New Yorkers would take them. What would it take to boost ridership?
With a February 26 election, time to find out where Public Advocate candidates stand on environmental issues
It can't be said too often -- use less plastic -- 9 suggestions
Is free street parking an urban right? an urban amenity? or a blight?
What's to be gained if states align electric power demand with pricing?
US national security being put in the hands of a far-out climate denier
While wind now provides 14% of the EU's electric power, public policy + permitting pose problems for growth
With high demand, the Mayor of London increases funding to convert the taxi fleet to electric vehicles
While one month of data is not proof of a trend, January 2019 was the 3rd hottest since 1880
Dirty money corrupts the South African electricity sector
A bill mandating 100% renewable energy + climate equity gets its first NY State Senate hearing
Tips for cleaning up your laundry routines
The state of play for passing a congestion pricing law in Albany this year
Lack of access + bad service + more car ownership = depressed urban mass transit ridership, can this trend be changed?
Do no environmental harm + protect natural systems when upgrading infrastructure
Is the fiasco of the California high-speed rail project a sign that the US is not up to the GND promise of modernizing + greening its vital infrastructure?
Does the Green New Deal correct the environmental justice problems for climate front-line communities that undermine carbon cap + trade programs?
The Green New Deal's "everything-and-the-carbon-sink strategy is actually a feature of the approach, not a bug, + not only for reasons of ideological branding. In the 21st century, environmental policy is economic policy. Keeping the two separate isn’t a feat of intellectual discipline. It’s an anachronism." NYT, Jedediah Britton-Purdy, Op-Ed
Offshore wind is a major climate asset for NY + an economic boon for NY Harbor
The Green New Deal aims to transform the US economy + the Democratic Party while saving the planet, but how?
Riders compare about their cities' subways + with the NYC system
Charting paths to serious carbon footprint cutting
Most NYC apartments use century-old heating systems, can anything be done to modernize steam heat, boost occupant comfort, save money + cut carbon footprints?
Los Angeles decides against spending money to rebuild 3 natural-gas burning power plants
The Brooklyn College, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies + University of Arizona seek an independent, responsible, scientist with a knowledge of hydrology + good people skills to assist in a green infrastructure project. To be considered for the position please send a resume and cover letter detailing your fit to the position to project PI Brianne Smith, Brianne.firstname.lastname@example.org
"I’ve indeed read over the Green New Deal put forward by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. On the one hand, I love the bigness of it; I can’t remember the last time I saw this kind of bold language + lofty goals in a piece of legislation. And I like that; in the same way that I admired AOC for not standing up + clapping mindlessly during the SOTU, I admire her for proposing a moon shot. But aside from needing a lot more detail, the plan will also require a lot of political wrangling. Labour, which should be one of her natural allies, won’t love the job implications of shutting down steel plants that run on fossil fuels. And she’ll need to schmooze business with the language of sustainable investment. I suspect the way to bridge the gap will be to somehow position all this within the context of competitiveness, job creation + the US-China tech/trade war. That’s a lot of string pulling to do." Rana Foroohar, Associate Editor, Financial Times
AOC's the best kind of dreamer + for supporters of the Green New Deal it is about reaching for the stars, an effort to reshape expectations about the scale of actions needed to address an existential crisis
The frigid weather brought by the polar vortex gives reporters a a vivid opportunity to focus on amplified climate risks like increased frequency + intensity of extreme weather events
We know how to float PV installations on water, but will it catch on in the US?
Charlie Baker, GOP Governor of Massachusetts, shows that the other party doesn't have to be the only one willing to stand up for climate action
40% of Phoenix, Arizona's water needs are met by the Colorado River, what happens when the river's gone?
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez + Sen. Markey release their Green New Deal, now a "non-binding resolution" but binding legislative is the goal. Click on podcast link for AOC's interview on NPR
What is the future of air conditioning + its impacts as the world heats up? The International Energy Agency reports
NASA 2018 global temperature is finally out! Never mind the little wiggles from year to year - the trend is going relentlessly up, and it will continue to do so as long as we add more CO2 to the atmosphere. Those who still live in denial of this fact are in denial of physics. pic.twitter.com/NqlYFtDr30— Stefan Rahmstorf (@rahmstorf) February 6, 2019
A brief history of the organizing that propels the startling rise of the Green New Deal
NYC Department of Administrative Services seeks a Carbon Reduction Strategist to do strategic planning, develop a resource toolkit, perform data analysis + more
Cut through the Congressional climate fog by increasing the research budget, tax support for renewables, modernizing the electric grid + aiding displaced coal industry workers
Learn by listening to working climate scientists
What's going on up there + how it affects the non-Arctic part of the world
News reports on the beginning-of-the-end for the dominant political influence of NYC real estate may be premature, but still...
You think you get it about climate change, until you see it through your kids' eyes
First, Australia blistered with scorching heat, now Queensland is submerged in record-breaking floods
Why are so many NYC apartments crazy hot in winter? If this sounds familiar, don't skip the readers' comments
UK carbon emissions down 38% since 1990, how did that happen?
By using methane from organic waste to fuel NYC Sanitation collection trucks, the Mayor would be doing something big to honor his climate action vows
Carbon pricing + much more got covered in a conversation between Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez + Ta-Nehisi Coates. "We don’t have to compromise our values to find common ground with other people."
To keep out climate-linked floods at an historic Washington DC site, the Navy wants to build a barrier wall
Europe's murderous colonization of the Americas led to climate cooling, here's how