Nancy Anderson, Ph.D.Torchlight

Energy Democracy Rising

By happy coincidence two conferences early this year might be omens of a social movement that will be animated by discovering a shared problem: New York's unaffordable housing crisis, driven in part by the expensive, polluting ways we heat, cool and light the homes of low-income residents.

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Ken Levenson, A.I.A.Snapshot

Passive House Emerges in New York: Effective and Affordable

At long last climate science, public policy and effective remedial actions are coming into growing alignment and Passive House is amassing real-world validation as a powerful tool to achieve needed results. Here's what's been happening.

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In the Media

Earth Day 2016 Recap

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Subway Reading

Climate Activists In The Crosshairs

A-List climate activists like Tom Steyer & Bill McKibben are under attack by America Rising Squared, a GOP opposition research group

Go Ahead, Hug A Tree

Cities Lead On Green Building

Deploying tools like energy benchmarking laws US cities are leading the way on green, high energy-performing building

Worldwide

Investors And The 2 Degree Stress Test

What would happen when investors apply the "2 degree stress test" to fossil fuel assets?

New Ocean Worry

Evidence of declining ocean oxygen levels is a new worrying sign of the impact of climate change

Japan: Religious Record Reveals Climate Changes

In The Carbon Age

Progress Toward OneNYC

What progress does the de Blasio Administration clte in meeting its OneNYC goals?

Store Energy With Gravity And Rocks

Effective energy storage doesn't have to be new-fangled

Solar Bankruptcies: Compare And Contrast

Lessons learned from the very different reasons for bankruptcy at solar firms Solyndra & SunEdison

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14 Jun
Grab your calendar, make time for the 3rd annual North American Passive House Network Conference & Expo that will feature state-of-the-art building strategies, components and professional development necessary for us to decarbonize by 2050, the #1 public policy goal of our time.
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Giving More Than They Take: Net Zero Buildings In NYC
4 May
Achieving Net Zero Energy buildings is a tremendous challenge in a urban environment, so how do we rise to this challenge? Hear what leading practitioners are doing now
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Change Is Our Choice: Creating Climate Solutions
17 May
Join us for discussions at a 5 session course based on a paperback "text" that offers selections from excellent writers, projects and leads you to pertinent videos. 03/22, 04/05, 04/19, 04/03/, 05/17
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Managing the Renewable Grid: A Transatlantic Dialogue
13 Jun
In 2015, renewable energy resources supplied approximately 33% of Germany’s electricity demand. What regulatory & technical innovations has Germany implemented to accomplish this feat & is it a teachable moment for New York?
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