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Q&A with Mihir Jagdish Save: Efficiency Best Practices from Godrej Bhavan's Operations and Engineering Expert

Posted April 14, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Solving Global Warming

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Q&A with Mihir Jagdish Save Efficiency Best Practices from Godrej Bhavan’s Operations and Engineering Expert  Mr. Mihir Jagdish Save is Regional Manager – India & Asia Pacific of Godrej Green Building Consultancy Services. He helped lead the energy efficiency retrofit...continued

Let's Avoid Living Dangerously

Posted April 14, 2014 by Theo Spencer in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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The Showtime documentary series that began airing last night, “Years of Living Dangerously,” is a powerful reminder of why we need to act now to address climate change. More hurricanes, floods, droughts, intense storms, food scarcity—it’s all there in detail. ...continued

DOE Poised to Hit a Home Run with Its New Proposed Efficiency Standards for Linear Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Posted April 11, 2014 by Noah Horowitz in Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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The Department of Energy has just hit a home run with today’s proposed minimum energy efficiency standards for linear fluorescent light bulbs, the tube lamps that are located in virtually every office, hospital, school and airport in the country. According...continued

Minnesota Leading the Charge on Valuing the Climate Benefits of Rooftop Solar

Posted April 11, 2014 by Laurie Johnson in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Guest blogger-Denise Grab, Legal Fellow, Institute for Policy Integrity (Twitter: @denisegrab) Rooftop solar electricity generation helps homeowners save money on their electricity bills. It can help support the rest of the electrical grid during times of high usage or outages....continued

Climate Preparedness Task Force Should Use Water Infrastructure Funding to Protect Communities from Climate Risks

Posted April 11, 2014 by Ben Chou in Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Recent disasters in communities throughout the U.S. vividly illustrate that we’re increasingly at risk from flooding and drought events. Torrential downpours swept across the South earlier this week, causing at least one death and flooding numerous homes, streets, and businesses....continued

Southern California municipal utilities innovate with decoupling

Posted April 11, 2014 by Dylan Sullivan in Solving Global Warming

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This is a guest post by Lisa Xue, a Sustainable Energy Fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council, working on energy efficiency issues in California. She received her M.A. in International Policy from Stanford University and B.A. in Economics and B.A....continued

Strong Showing from City Energy Project Participants in EPA's #EnergyStarTopCities

Posted April 10, 2014 by Kimi Narita in Solving Global Warming

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Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the 2014 list of top cities with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings. These cities are seeing the important role that buildings play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Among the top ten cities,...continued

New Organization Could Help Push Energy Efficiency Programs to Even Higher Levels

Posted April 10, 2014 by Peter Miller in Solving Global Warming

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A new organization is being formed that could help vault energy efficiency programs to a new level of performance and accomplishment in California and we’re looking for technical experts to help make that happen. The California Technical Forum (Cal TF)...continued

Powerful New Showtime Series Tells the Story of Life in the Age of Climate Change

Posted April 10, 2014 by Frances Beinecke in Solving Global Warming

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In Years of Living Dangerously, a new series starting this Sunday, Nelly Montez describes the day she and 2,300 of her neighbors lost their jobs at a Cargill meat packing plant in Plainview, Texas. The plant closed last January after...continued

Heartland Institute releases new fake science report, shoots self in foot

Posted April 9, 2014 by Aliya Haq in Solving Global Warming

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This is an open letter to Joseph Bast, President and CEO of the Heartland Institute Dear Joe, I noticed you’re making outlandish claims, in yet another fake science report, that carbon pollution is not harmful to people’s health or to...continued

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