Weekly Mulch: Fighting the Joe Millers of the World

Weekly Mulch: Fighting the Joe Millers of the World
by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger
Joe Miller, Sarah Palin’s choice candidate for one of Alaska’s Senate seats, does not believe in climate change. That didn’t bother Alaska voters: this week, Miller bested Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the state’s Republican primary. If that weren’t worrisome enough, it also [...]

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Energy Finance for Real Estate

Davida Heller / June 23, 2010
On Tuesday, June 8, The Urban Land Institute Climate Change, Land Use, and Energy Initiative hosted a forum at the recently retrofitted Empire State Building entitled Energy Finance for Real Estate.  The event was held on the 61st floor of one of New York City’s most treasured buildings, which is [...]

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Weekly Mulch: Clock Ticking for Climate Change Legislation

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger
Seven months out from the midterms, electoral anxieties are hampering potential climate change legislation. Election years are a time to pass easy, politically popular policies, and climate change legislation does not fit that bill. For the Senate’s climate change legislation to have a chance, Congress has to sweep through the [...]

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NREL and The DOE

Hidden within the Department of Energy is a quite remarkable organization known as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory – NREL.
NREL is the only federal laboratory dedicated to the research, development, commercialization and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Backed by 32 years of achievement, NREL leads the way in helping meet the growing [...]

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No Green to Go Green

“No Green to Go Green” is the working title given to the SEEC Foundation’s pilot program designed to “green” existing large buildings. In anticipation of the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan that New York City intends to enact, the SEEC Foundation has developed a program to proactively implement energy efficiency upgrades in buildings of over 50,000 [...]

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Climate Bill and Understanding Economics….

Over the past few days there seems to be a shift in position among several key US Senators – away from “Cap and Trade” – towards “Renewable Energy”.
“Four Democratic U.S. Senators last week said the Senate should abandon efforts to pass a climate change bill and focus on a smaller bill requiring the use of renewable energy.  [...]

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The Energy Inspector

The operation of buildings is responsible for the majority of electricity use and carbon emissions in urban areas. Sustainability in real estate is a hot topic of discussion for planners and City mangers but is it on the top of the agenda for developers? Building energy use suffers from a well-known problem of split incentives [...]

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