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December 06, 2019

Acting Concretely

Concrete's a climate killer, so what's the alternative?

You're Promising Us Lies

Electrification 101

Electrification? Why you need to know about its potential + its prospects

Think Like A Green Political Economist

What kind of industrial policy will be up to the task of advancing essential climate action goals?

NY: Environmental Budget Cutter

NY is one of 30 states to cut its environmental budget + staff numbers since 2008. Did its top officials figure the federal government had the state covered?

Be Prepared

12 essential legal tools to advance our climate impact preparedness

December 05, 2019

You Betcha

Sunrise: The Green New Deal Scorecard

Who's on first in the Sunrise Movement's Presidential Green New Deal Scorecard?

Build A Better Trash Can

Yes, there is an award for designing a better NYC trash can - the favorite of both Sanitation workers + the public

Faster Crisis Onset

What are the lurching changes that are keeping climate scientists up at night?

Making The Case For The GND

The American Prospect devotes an entire issue to making the feasibility case for the Green New Deal. Its migraine-level headache is the politics

Spain: Energy Big Pledges Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

A net zero carbon emissions by 2050 pledge made by Spanish energy firm Respol attracts expert attention

Valuing Sustainable Finance

Why are sustainable banking insiders glum about their industry's impact?

December 04, 2019

Australia: Fossil Award

From The Archives

In 2006, NYC hoped to delay the need for new power plants until 2012. In 2019, it's clear the City did better than it hoped.

Delivering Less Congestion

Allowing electric cargo-delivery bikes to park at existing commercial parking zones is a traffic decongestion experiment NYC will launch for 6 months

December 03, 2019

NY's PACE-Setters — The Slide Show

Now, both the State & the City of New York have PACE programs to link up lenders who want to make secure loans with owners who want to make their properties more energy efficient or transition to renewable energy. Here's how

Talking About Climate Activism

Whose attitudes + which actions shift in the wake of recent youth-lead climate demonstrations?

Storage Batteries: Some Q's Some A's

The storage battery industry is changing at warp speed + generating lots of questions. Answers here

2010-2019: The Weather Report

Weather exports report the 2010-2019 decade is likely to be the hottest on record + the heat's not the only thing setting records

A Bit Of Brooklyn History

Reader Alert. This is not about the climate crisis. Just a respite

Madrid: Climate Summit Update

‘The point of no return is no longer over the horizon,’ + climate laggard countries raise risks in sight now

An Excellent Climate And Energy Adventure

Could be the hot computer game of the year

December 02, 2019

Pelosi Takes An Impeachment Breather

Speaker Pelosi + 14 other House members attending the COP25 Madrid climate conference

Know Before You Go

To find your way on the NYC subway system, its map is a must, but who designed the map?

More Renewables Won't End The Climate Crisis

Is it the economics or the politics of the energy landscape that undercuts the power of renewables to address the climate crisis?