Winning on the Language and the Substance of Climate Change

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Some of us already know how important language is, but it never hurts to be reminded, especially with examples that show that we’re winning the war on climate change. The language we use has a direct relationship to what we can create. This includes not only written and verbal communication, but also the language we’re […]

NJ About to Take a Giant Step Toward Greater Energy Efficiency

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New Jersey has long sought to be a leader in energy efficiency. However, the state has had limited success in this intention.  Under the Christie Administration, the Clean Energy Fund was raided by half a billion dollars to balance the state’s budget. As Steve Gabel has noted, “A recent ranking by the respected American Council […]

New Jersey PACE Bill Moves Forward — Cautiously

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Update:The new Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) legislation — Senate Bill S1611— has been approved unanimously by the Senate Environment & Energy Committee, and is now moving to the Senate  Appropriations Committee, which may recommend some technical changes. Based on Senator Bob Smith’s comments, the sponsors (which include Republican Senator Kip Bateman) hope to see the […]

This Saturday at Cooper Union: Voices of the Millennial Generation on Climate Change

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Carbon, Climate change, Events, Future, PACE, Paradigm Change, Sustainability

This Saturday, February 24, 2018 we’re participating in a panel discussion on Mitigation and emerging solutions for addressing the climate change issue, along with a number of other speakers. The event is from 1 to 6 p.m. in the Great Hall at Cooper Union (30 Cooper Sq, New York, NY 10003), with limited seating, so […]

C-PACE Coming to New Jersey in 2018

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(Originally published at www.NewJerseyPACE.org December 13, 2017): New Jersey is about to experience a surge of new clean energy projects, unleashing a considerable amount of additional private financing for energy efficiency and renewables. Amendments to NJ’s existing PACE law are being passed in the NJ Legislature this month. Governor Christie has the opportunity to sign […]

The Business Case for Fighting Climate Change

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Biosphere, Carbon, Commons, Ecosystem Services, Financing, Paradigm Change, Sustainable Business

The (New) Business Case for Fighting Climate Change   Someone should let Donald Trump know: there’s more money to be made fixing the world’s problems than preserving the status quo. (And if they turn out not to be problems after all? Boy, we sure invested a lot and made some pretty decent money before we […]

Losing Biodiversity Faster than We Realize

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We recently discovered Call of Life, the 2010 documentary on species extinction, and thought it would be useful to see where we are today, Unfortunately, the situation is worse than we had imagined, and is continuing to worsen still. Calling it a “biological annihilation,” the authors of a recent peer-reviewed study write, “humanity needs to […]