It's been a while since my last Eco-Music Monday post, but I felt a blast from the past was needed today. First to remind us of how far we've progressed with environmental protection, secondly to keep in the forefront of our minds the continued work that needs to take place, and thirdly to serve as a … Continue reading Eco-Music Monday: Marvin Gaye “Mercy, Mercy Me (the Ecology)”
The challenge of alleviating energy poverty remains to be fully addressed. In a "key findings" brief for the Scholars Strategy Network, I suggest three ways restructuring of the processes and procedures of the the two primary low-income energy assistance programs (the Low Income Home Energy Assistance and Weatherization Assistance programs) could improve impact and effectiveness.
Here are some energy saving tips which can help lower the unwelcome tradition of higher energy bills following Thanksgiving celebration. (By Eric Escudero at U.S. Department of Energy's Golden Field Office) 1.Turkey tips Don’t buy a turkey bigger than you need for your group. A smaller turkey takes less time to cook and saves energy. It’s … Continue reading Tips to Prevent a Thanksgiving Energy Bill Spike
OBAMA POWER-PLANT EMISSIONS RULE FACES KEY TEST IN COURT (From WSJ article) The Obama administration’s power-plant emissions rule faces a courtroom showdown this week, and the outcome could have big repercussions for Washington’s ability to meet its promises under a landmark climate-change accord. The Environmental Protection Agency issued the regulations a little more than a year … Continue reading Clean Power Plan survival being tested in court this week
Here's the next installment of Eco-Music Monday. Only So Much Oil in the Ground was the lead track on the Urban Renewal album by American R&B-based horn section and band, Tower of Power. Recorded in 1974 and released in 1975, the song hit the airwaves at the height of the US oil energy crisis, during which … Continue reading Eco-Music Monday: Tower of Power “Only So Much Oil in the Ground”
In 2013, nearly 14 million US households had unpaid utility bills and 2.2 million households had their utilities disconnected. One strategic solution has been to address residential energy efficiency; however, the absence of readily available data on household energy use and efficiency presents and impediment to effectively targeting programs to those most in need. My … Continue reading Study finds spatial, racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in energy efficiency
World’s largest publicly owned oil company faces pressure to show concern about climate change. According to the Wall Street Journal, Exxon Mobil Corp. has been ramping up its lobbying of other energy companies to support a carbo tax. This makes a shift in the oil giant's approach to climate change as the industry faces growing … Continue reading Exxon Mobil pushes carbon tax