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 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”

Update (Video): Recovery Act’s Clean Energy Revolution

In February 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (also known as, ARRA, the Recovery Act, or simply the stimulus). Through the Recovery Act, the Energy Department invested more than $31 billion to support a wide range of clean energy projects across the nation -- from investing in the smart grid and … Continue reading Update (Video): Recovery Act’s Clean Energy Revolution

That time I was on the radio talking about #ClimateJustice

Last October I was invited to join the It's Hot in Here radio team on WCBN 88.3 FM-Ann Arbor for a discussion about climate justice. The show kicked off discussing the disparities between developed and developing countries regarding who should be responsible for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and who suffers most when no one does. We then discussed … Continue reading That time I was on the radio talking about #ClimateJustice

Making Apartments More Resilient Makes Sense, So Why Aren’t We?

If Superstorm Sandy taught us anything, it's that we need housing that can withstand natural disasters. But resiliency efforts often focus on detached, single-family houses and ignore larger multifamily dwellings. At a more fundamental level, multifamily buildings represent some of our most energy-efficient   residential structures. Studies show that residents of multifamily housing consume far less … Continue reading Making Apartments More Resilient Makes Sense, So Why Aren’t We?