New ‘Solar with Justice’ report offers lessons to guide implementation of solar in under-resourced communities

In the new “Solar with Justice” report, under-resourced communities confront inequalities in solar development. The research puts a spotlight on how solar projects can be deployed in communities to bring … Continue reading New ‘Solar with Justice’ report offers lessons to guide implementation of solar in under-resourced communities

Eco-Music Monday: Marvin Gaye “Mercy, Mercy Me (the Ecology)”

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 … Continue reading Eco-Music Monday: Marvin Gaye “Mercy, Mercy Me (the Ecology)”

Improving Federal Energy Assistance for Low-income Households

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.

Eco-Music Monday: Tower of Power “Only So Much Oil in the Ground”

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 … Continue reading Eco-Music Monday: Tower of Power “Only So Much Oil in the Ground”

Study finds spatial, racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in energy efficiency

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, … Continue reading Study finds spatial, racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in energy efficiency

The Purple one Had a Green Side: Prince & Clean Energy

An anonymous $50,000 check marked the start of Prince’s donations to climate change and clean energy causes. I had no idea that the artist so fondly associated with the color purple … Continue reading The Purple one Had a Green Side: Prince & Clean Energy

More Pressure on Exxon over Climate Change Documents

Pressure on Exxon Mobile increased this week with the release of a new cache of decades-old industry documents about climate change. The documents suggest that the industry had the underlying … Continue reading More Pressure on Exxon over Climate Change Documents