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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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How my 80-year-old parents electrified their Foster City townhouse
Sep 18, 2022 6:00 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 9,129


My parents Eileen and Max live in a 52-year-old townhouse in Foster City. Up until a few years ago they drove a gas car, heated their home with a gas-powered furnace,... More
We should not be operating our power grid via text alert, and other observations from the past few days
Sep 9, 2022 7:03 am
Comments: 19 | Views: 4,244


Well, that was an interesting few days. Our electric service should work quietly in the background. Instead it made headlines nearly every day. At times it appeared... More
Will the power go out during this heat wave?
Sep 4, 2022 6:19 am
Comments: 34 | Views: 6,762


Our local power providers and our grid operator (CAISO) are asking us to conserve electricity over the next few days as record-breaking heat and heavy use of air... More
The curious case of the broken-not-broken gas meter
Aug 28, 2022 6:03 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 5,153


Every month I send Palo Alto Utilities a photo of my gas and electric meters and they bill me a few days later. (1) That has worked fine until this year.

In... More
Living with a Heat Pump Water Heater
Aug 21, 2022 6:27 am
Comments: 27 | Views: 13,563


This is going to be a pretty short blog post because it turns out it’s not all that interesting living with a heat pump water heater. It works, it’s... More
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