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

What NY Needs Now

What can be done to speed the transition to a more sustainable urban framework? Districts are the best scale to accelerate urban sustainability and resilience...

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Subway Reading

Move NY Fair Plan

Legislation modeled after Gridlock Sam's ideas introduced into the New York State Assembly is inching closer to reality

Passive House Apts. For The Bronx

A 241 unit affordable Passive House type apartment project is rising in the South Bronx

Christie: Just Say No To Climate Action

A senior NJ official says the Christie administration won't comply with the federal Clean Power Plan

Worldwide

EU: Blockchain for Prosumers

Novel trading paradigm for buying and selling green energy in the smart grid

Paris: More Traffic Free

Paris accelerates its drive against auto pollution & its very dirty air

Greenland/UK: Linked By Warming

What's the jet stream link between soaring temperatures in Greenland and storms & flooding in the UK?

In The Carbon Age

If I Only Had A Brain

Team Heila Technologies wins MIT Clean Energy Prize (CEP) for creating a "brain" for microgrids

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

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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
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Patty Noonan Memorial Forum
18 May
Taking on the OneNYC Challenge — policy goals and the progress made thus far...
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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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