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Can Philly make many of its 600,000 buildings more energy efficient?

Frank Kummer, The Inquirer NOVEMBER 14, 2017 Philadelphia counts 600,000 buildings, including homes and businesses, within its borders and many of them are aging and drafty — which means they’re using more carbon-generating energy than they may really need. On Tuesday, the city’s Office of Sustainability laid out its Clean Energy Vision strategy to get (More...)

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Get an Energy Audit and Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Get an Energy Audit and Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency – Acts of Resistance to Fossil Fuels, In a New Style Very often, older homes will have holes and gaps in the walls and ceilings of combined surface of 1’x1′ or more. Warm air leaks through these holes in the upper sections of the house, (More...)

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Pittsburgh should promote energy-efficient homes

By 350Pittsburgh’s LUCYNA DE BARBARO, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Jan 14, 2018. The West Penn Multi-List should catch up with the times and let homeowners and buyers easily search for houses with green features. When selling your house, you want to highlight its best features. If you added insulation, bought Energy Star appliances or installed energy-efficient windows (More...)

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Push for Fossil Free from New York Mayor De Blasio as NY Divests

Friends, This week, America’s largest city became America’s first major city to set itself on the path to divesting from Big Oil. Yes, we’re talking about New York City. And not only that, we’re suing. We’ve filed a lawsuit against the biggest culprits that got us into the climate crisis: ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and (More...)

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The biggest climate findings in 2017

Chelsea Harvey, E&E News reporter Climatewire: Thursday, December 21, 2017 photo credit NOAA As the potential effects of climate change are seen around the world — from starving polar bears to record-breaking storms — interest in climate science is soaring. Scientists are digging into the “how,” “why” and “what’s next” of global temperatures, melting ice, (More...)

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Fracking closes in on Pittsburgh: Company planning to drill for gas at U.S. Steel’s Edgar Thomson mill

By DON HOPEY, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec. 27, 2017. photo credit: Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette. A New Mexico-based oil and gas company with no experience drilling into deep, tight, shale formations like the Marcellus, is planning to drill and frack a half dozen gas wells within the industrial footprint of U.S. Steel Corp.’s Edgar Thomson steel mill. Merrion Oil & (More...)

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Bill McKibben: Winning Slowly Is the Same as Losing

By Bill McKibben Rolling Stone, December 1, 2017 Photo caption/credit:  A Houston interstate after Hurricane Harvey in August. Richard Carson/Reuters. The technology exists to combat climate change – what will it take to get our leaders to act? If we don’t win very quickly on climate change, then we will never win. That’s the core truth about (More...)

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Nebraska regulators deny TransCanada request on Keystone XL route

By Kevin O’Hanlon  Reuters, Dec. 19, 2017.  LINCOLN, Nebraska (Reuters) – Nebraska regulators on Tuesday denied TransCanada Corp’s request to amend its route application for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline through the U.S. state, a potential setback for the company as it seeks to head off legal challenges. FULL ARTICLE HERE BOLD Nebraska press release HERE (More...)

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NY and NYC DIVEST

New York, NY — Today, after over five years of community campaigning for New York to divest from fossil fuels, City Comptroller Scott Stringer and Governor Andrew Cuomo each released separate proposals to freeze all current fossil fuel investments, divest New York’s public pension funds fossil fuel companies, and reinvest in renewable energy. Together, New York’s pension funds are among (More...)

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Cashing Out From the Climate Casino

By BILL McKIBBEN, DEC. 15, 2017, New York Times Op-Ed. Photo credit: A tower at Exxon Mobil’s refinery in Torrance, Calif. Credit Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg. It’s hard to be optimistic about climate action, not in a week when federal scientists reported that “the Arctic shows no sign of returning” to the “reliably frozen region of recent past decades.” Not in a (More...)

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