Posted By: Claude Cahen, PhD
On: October 26, 2015
Introduction Climate change, global warming, greenhouse gases and others are expression that we can hear and read everywhere.  Pollution, untruthful corporations, specific interests against general common goods makes news headlines on a daily basis.  Dramatization makes it even worst.  It is very difficult for a citizen to position himself. The  more...
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Posted By: Stephen Heins - Former Vice President of Corporate Communications, The Word Merchant, LLC
On: October 16, 2015
For decades the EPA, with its piercing scrutiny, complex regulations, and ruthless punishment of polluters, has ruled through fear and intimidation. But with a growing list of recent debacles, scandal, and regulatory snafus, the tables may be turning, and the EPA itself may have good reason to feel afraid, especially  more...
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Posted By: Rick Barnett - Consultant, Green Builder
On: September 25, 2015
Residential energy codes were established to cut energy use by strengthening or “weatherizing” the barrier between outside and conditioned interior space.  Weatherization reduces energy for “space conditioning”, the largest part of residential energy use, and the least affected by US efficiency programs.  Weatherization products are typically installed as a system,  more...
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Posted By: Ulla Pettersson - Director, e for energy Management Consulting
On: August 17, 2015
Untitled Document Yesterday President Obama announced that America will embark on a program to combat greenhouse gas emissions from power generation. This is a historical announcement which got less space in European news media than expected. These comments are written without further insights about the tools expected to be used  more...
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Posted By: Jim Bell
On: July 7, 2015
Step Three – Become renewable food self-sufficient. With renewable energy and water self-sufficiency, comes the ability to be renewable food self-sufficient. It also allows for the growth of a great deal of fiber and lumber for local use and trading. To make the San Diego/Tijuana Region and our planet permanently food  more...
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Posted By: Jim Bell
On: July 6, 2015
This two part article/commentary comes under the heading of given all the human health and life-support system damage that human activities are causing, what’s the minimum that those alive over the next 60 years or so need to accomplish to improve our contemporary lives and to leave our descendants their  more...
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Posted By: Terry Jarrett - Attorney, Healy & Healy Law Offices, LLC
On: April 23, 2015
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy has been saying repeatedly that the EPA's Clean Power Plan to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants give states flexibility. "We're particularly interested in making sure states and utilities can achieve emissions reductions along a flexible glide path so that they can meet their targets,"  more...
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Posted By: Stephen Heins - Former Vice President of Corporate Communications, The Word Merchant, LLC
On: April 23, 2015
In the current Supreme Court case known as State of Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Michigan and 22 other states have sued the EPA over new regulations that were designed to further reduce the level of mercury, arsenic and acid gases emitted by power plants. That's almost 50 percent  more...
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Posted By: Stephen Heins - Former Vice President of Corporate Communications, The Word Merchant, LLC
On: March 25, 2015
The idea of "Cooperative Federalism" began with the New Deal in the 1930's, when it came to include a division of responsibilities among the states and the federal government agencies of electric power and distribution. By the passage of the Clean Air Act of 1970, the EPA set the minimum  more...
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Posted By: Takafumi Arai - Digital Marketing Supervisor, Global Smart Community Projects, Toshiba
On: February 17, 2015
Celebrities and major corporations, like Leonardo DiCaprio and Walt Disney Co. for example, have helped spearhead the charge for a carbon neutral planet . They recognize the need for a future where our planet is exposed to less carbon, and hope to see others commit to carbon neutral initiatives.     more...
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