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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Everything you've always wanted to know ...

… about how global warming works but were afraid to ask For the next few blog posts, I thought it would be interesting to cover some of the basic science...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 16, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 20, 2019 at 1:30 pm | 13 comments | 14055 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Living with a Heat Pump Water Heater

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...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 21, 2022
Last comment by Sam Li, on Aug 30, 2022 at 3:48 am | 27 comments | 14037 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Will the Coronavirus Save Lives?

I saw an eye-opening statistic the other day. Coronavirus to date has killed almost 15,000 people worldwide (as of March 22). It may be 2x or 3x that by the time...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 22, 2020
Last comment by Jetman, on Mar 28, 2020 at 12:59 pm | 29 comments | 14035 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What, You're Still Driving?!

Yeah, me too. What’s up with that? Aren’t we all supposed to be on bikes and buses? A few months ago I was trying out a friend’s climate app....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 5, 2019
Last comment by 60-years young and still bike., on May 13, 2019 at 2:36 pm | 36 comments | 14028 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Can Americans Be Green?

If you think the online comments in this paper can get snarky, you should read some of the popular climate authors. For example: “==I Rich people emit more carbon,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 9, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 16, 2019 at 10:25 am | 13 comments | 13992 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Deck is Stacked

If you have twelve seconds, take a look at this video clip from October 2015. Candidate Trump is talking with Chris...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 7, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 17, 2020 at 8:43 pm | 38 comments | 13990 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A Peek at Power Planning

Palo Alto has 100% clean electricity and recently hit its 60% renewables target. So we are done, right? Being an electric planner for Palo Alto has got to be the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 28, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on May 3, 2019 at 8:42 pm | 13 comments | 13970 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Disposing of Disposables

Several comments on previous posts in this blog have pointed out that it wasn’t too long ago that we were much more accustomed to reusing things. For example:...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 10, 2019
Last comment by Live/Eat Responsibly, on Nov 16, 2019 at 10:21 am | 24 comments | 13947 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

This blog will be carbon-free by 2030!

Yes, I’ve taken the courageous step to set this bold goal: This blog will be carbon-free by 2030! Are you impressed? Inspired? Relieved? Confused? Curious?...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 26, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 31, 2020 at 3:01 pm | 18 comments | 13914 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Can you stay healthy without making more trash?

A commenter mentioned a few weeks ago that reusable cups, bags,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 29, 2020
Last comment by DC, on Apr 4, 2020 at 4:06 pm | 7 comments | 13899 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What gives you hope?

Early this week I was feeling a little hopeless. I like to play a game when we are driving in other parts of the state (1), counting the number of EVs to see how...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 8, 2019
Last comment by Tartuffe, on Dec 16, 2019 at 3:21 pm | 23 comments | 13677 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

SB-50: To Save our Planet?

Yesterday State Senator Scott Wiener and Berkeley professor Daniel Kammen wrote an...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 26, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 7, 2019 at 12:23 pm |
34 comments | 13644 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Would you like more/better veggie options at your local restaurants?

I’ve been trying to eat less meat and cook more vegetarian dinners at home, but my range of veggie cooking is not so good yet. When friends suggested a few...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 3, 2022
Last comment by Anneke, on Apr 6, 2022 at 6:15 pm | 14 comments | 13643 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is California engaging in wishful thinking or rigorous planning?

Two weeks ago, a comment on this blog

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 28, 2021
Last comment by Peter Converse, on Jan 12, 2022 at 7:33 pm |
14 comments | 13628 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

An Easy Emissions Win

The media had some excellent coverage of climate change this past week. I hope you were able to read some of it. Among my favorites...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 22, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 29, 2019 at 8:27 am | 20 comments | 13454 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

"One of the biggest failures in 50 years of energy policy"

Stanford recently invited John Deutch, a Professor Emeritus at MIT with decades of experience in energy policy and energy security, to do a short series of lectures...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 20, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 25, 2022 at 6:18 pm | 14 comments | 13430 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Alto's climate goals threatened by inadequate power grid

The City of Palo Alto’s emissions goals are in jeopardy because of its outdated electrical grid. During a February 2 Utilities Advisory Commission (UAC)

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 6, 2022
Last comment by Larry, on Feb 13, 2022 at 1:11 pm |
29 comments | 13349 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

First rolling blackout since 2001 hits Palo Alto! And more are coming!

==I You can also find an update (Aug 17) and a

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 17, 2020 at 2:58 pm |
30 comments | 13334 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A chimney plug unboxing

The biggest emission sources for people in our area, besides those from general consumption, are: transportation (car and plane), food (diet and waste), and heating...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 15, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 20, 2019 at 9:18 pm | 15 comments | 13237 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Your Palo Alto utility payment funds this gas lobbyist

Every now and then I mention the influence of the oil and gas lobbies in California, most recently on

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 23, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 28, 2020 at 9:40 pm |
16 comments | 13220 Views
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