Nancy Anderson, Ph.D.Torchlight

Getting Active On Passive House

I'm a fan of Passive House. Ever since visiting the top-to-bottom renovation job for an elegant 19th century home in Brooklyn Heights, the potential for constructing — or in this case reconstructing — urban buildings to keep occupants really comfortable year round without boiler heating or air conditioning in every room has been my yard stick to measure all other climate-friendly buildings.

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Victoria AnsteadSnapshot

Do Tourists Care?

This question provoked passionate — and divided — responses from participants at a recent Innovators Think Tank on the effects of climate change on travel in the Caribbean and other coastal areas. Held in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, it was sponsored by the Washington, DC based Center for Responsible Travel (CREST).

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In the Media

Crank Up The AC, NOT

Nancy Anderson penned Memories of Next Summer seven years ago. Why is air conditioning still so fierce on the subways and at the office it's directing fashion — the scarf as a style element!

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Subway Reading

The Usual Suspects

The who's who leading organizing strategies to attack the EPA Clean Power Plan that started early last year.

RGGI States Vow EPA Plan Support

The nine carbon cap & trade state coalition called RGGI vows to defend the new EPA clean power plan if opponents raise court challenges

Clean Power Plan: First Impressions

The creative & the contentious in EPA's Clean Power Plan

Worldwide

Latin America: Solar Power Rising

New utility scale solar power installations setting Latin American records

India: Fossil Firms Make Solar Loans

India's state-run oil companies make loans for building solar power and generators

London: How The Old Bus Became The New Bus

Everything you need to know about the 'Boris Bus'

In The Carbon Age

Know Wht You're Talking About

With all eyes focused on cutting carbon emissions, learn where US power plants are sited

Wham Bam - Take That Rupert

Watch Columbia Professor Jeffery Sachs take down media mogul Rupert Murdoch for staying stuck in climate change denial

Bill Gate's Investment Tip

Bill Gates explains why he's investing $1 billion of his own money in clean energy research, but says what governments do matters most of all

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