Nancy Anderson, Ph.D.Torchlight

Cutting Carbon Is The New Black

"You had me at hello", the famous line Renee Zelwegger used on Tom Cruise in the 1996 film Jerry Maguire, echoed the day I met Yeohlee Teng at her fashion-forward NYC shop, when she volunteered that local production of her clothes helped to "shrink her carbon footprint. She had me at "shrink".

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Rob CrauderueffSnapshot


Affordable and supportive housing organizations in New York City have an unprecedented opportunity to save money by greening their existing buildings. This is big news for a sector that — as a matter of mission and regulation — cannot increase rents to keep up with rising utility and fuel costs.

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Get Smart

Innovations In Green Finance When it was clear in 2010 that our Grandma-Era power grid could not deliver the flexible, robust and climate-friendly electricity the 21st century needs, the Sallan Foundation organized the Smart Grid for Smart Cities conference. In 2016, we think its message has kept its voltage.

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Subway Reading

Heads Up For NYC Climate Week

So Sue Me

Gov. Cuomo's $1 trillion proposal to bail out three nuclear power plants likely to stir up litigation

Pricing Decarbonization

Economists don't agree over how many trillions in investment are needed to end US fossil fuel use


China: EV Industry Shake-Out

Why is the Chinese government hitting the brakes hard on permits for EV start-ups?

Earth: Hotter Faster

Analyzing 1,000 years of data, NASA scientists find the planet is heating up faster than ever

Diesel Doesn't Clean Up Its Act

Think diesel car makers have come clean on reporting emissions post-VW scandal? Think again

In The Carbon Age

Eighth Avenue Microgrid

Here's the Eighth Avenue microgrid feasibility study, in case you don't have time to real all 83 NY Prize proposals

83 Microgrid Contenders

Plug into the feasibility studies for NY Prize funding submitted by 83 microgrid project proposers

Human See, Human Do

Electric vehicles could catch on with the public way faster than predicted

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22 Sep
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A NYC 2030 District: Scaling Up Sustainability
7 Sep
Focusing on high performance building and energy retrofits, 2030 Districts aim to streamline design, incentives + financing to achieve advances through district-scale aggregation. Join the founders of successful 2030 Districts in Stamford, CT and Seattle, WA to discuss the 2030 District in development in downtown Brooklyn.
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LIVINGPROOF: The Bullitt Center, Three Years Later
13 Sep
Open since 2013 and certified as a Living Building in 2015, Seattle's Bullitt Center proves self-sustaining, net positive buildings are a realistic option that are financially achievable, comfortable for tenants + beautiful additions to the community
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The Renewable Thermal Landscape
20 Sep
With new City and State support, it's time to discuss today's renewable thermal landscape and look to the future of emerging technologies. Find out how policy and local legislation influence technology implementation + how projects can get financed
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The Madhouse Effect
30 Sep
Dr. Michael E. Mann is a climate scientist + pioneer in reconstructing historical temperature data. Tom Toles is a Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist for The Washington Post. Join them for an informative and entertaining takedown of climate change denial in their new book The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy
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