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A New Shade of Green
A New Shade of Green

By Sherry Listgarten

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About this blog: Climate change, despite its outsized impact on the planet, is still an abstract concept to many of us. That needs to change. My hope is that readers of this blog will develop a better understanding of how our climate is evolving a...  (More)

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Kill two birds with one ... mini-split!
Feb 28, 2021 5:46 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 2,775

Mini-splits are the multi-tools of HVAC. They can heat, they can cool, and they are very modular -- you can put in as few or as many as you want, where you want.... More
Polar vortexes and clean energy in the Upper Midwest
Feb 21, 2021 9:39 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 4,879

Given the awful power grid mess in Texas, it’s interesting to look at the ongoing electricity planning discussions for the Upper Midwest. In the summer of... More
What does it mean to be a "realist" about climate?
Feb 14, 2021 5:45 am
Comments: 21 | Views: 4,897

I recently tuned into a city discussion about reducing local emissions. Senior Resource Planner Jonathan Abendschein was giving a progress update on his team’s... More
How a 1960s apartment complex is going green
Feb 7, 2021 5:49 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 7,324

Sunshine Gardens Apartments in Mountain View is a modest two-story 44-unit complex, with ten 1960s-vintage buildings circling a small pool. Tenants at this complex... More
California must fix its expensive and unfair electricity pricing
Jan 31, 2021 5:42 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 6,451

Back in the olden days, when we used to go places, I enjoyed travelling to visit my sister in Minneapolis. I would take lots of scenic pictures -- lakes! -- but... More
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