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
Dr. Reames is featured in a new video from The Verge exploring “The science and controversy behind your lightbulbs.” The tech that powers your lightbulbs has made huge leaps forward … Continue reading The science and controversy behind your lightbulbs
In 2014, United Nations officials sharply criticized Detroit’s practice of shutting off water for residents who couldn’t pay their bills. This year, more than 18,000 residents have been at risk of losing their access.
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)”
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.
While disparities in healthy food access persist in many urban areas, this group of young North Minneapolis food justice advocates are taking their message of urban gardening and healthy eating viral with this catchy rap song “Grow Food.” Enjoy.
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 … Continue reading Clean Power Plan survival being tested in court this week
I was visiting my hometown, Bishopville, South Carolina, this summer and noticed a bus stop sign. I thought I must have been seeing things. See my hometown is only 2.4 … Continue reading Rural public transportation needed and demand growing
I felt this was a worthwhile business venture to share. Concepts Plastics, founded by Oscar Andres Mendez Gerardino, is a Colombian enterprise that aims to replace informal settlements with decent housing … Continue reading Man builds homes for the homeless from recycled plastic
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will buy $20 million of cheese currently in surplus on the market. I’ll be honest, I had no idea such a market or surplus … Continue reading Government buys 11million pounds of surplus cheese
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
Let’s be honest, it costs more to be green. It’s even harder when you’re poor. Alternative hip hop group, Arrested Development, paints a vivid picture of being black and green … Continue reading Eco-Music Monday: Arrested Development “Greener”