Don’t destroy Hill community, build it up, September 2018
When we say that “redevelopment” of the Hill is important, we treat the invisible but priceless community there like a throwaway consumer product. That’s simply wrong. We should figure out how to build on the community that is already there, by augmenting it, making it more dazzling and more vibrant, with public art, better use of space, more pedestrian access.
Your Co-Op Election: Vote for Sun and Wind, March 2015
We need a PVREA Board that understands the urgency of this and wants to try new ways of tapping Colorado’s tremendous reserves of renewable energy. There are four candidates running for the board who have a track record of intelligent and innovative work with renewable energy.
The energy grid and systems that support it are going to take a great deal of work to transition to a non-carbon economy; the sooner we start putting our investments where are values are, the sooner we will get there.
Fracking is currently in the planning stages not only in Denver neighborhoods, but also the plateau up in the Rockies that supplies almost 40 percent of the city’s water.
About 80 percent of energy regulation goes on at the state level, estimates Jeff Lyng, senior policy analyst at the Center for the New Energy Economy in Denver. But until last year, finding out exactly what states were doing was incredibly labor intensive: One had to go to each individual state government website separately.
Greenpeace’s renewable data center campaign has been remarkably successful, especially when you look at the size of these companies and the amount of energy the data centers consume. The organization estimates that the cloud consumes as much electricity as a country – and in fact, it would be the sixth-largest country in the world.
Why Environmentalists Should Care About Net Neutrality, October 15, 2014
If you apply the principles of biomimicry to the media then you can imagine a system of vast cultural biodiversity; Nature stores her vast library of history and technology in DNA that is available to every cell on the planet. Universal access to information is a basic principle of biology.
BSR Survey: Investors Don’t Read CSR Reports, Oct. 24, 2012
“We need, as a community, to never mistake activity for achievement. We need to push fast forward.” – Aron Cramer
The group is enlisting 200 fellows from some of the biggest corporations in Japan to move to the recovering region for 3 to 12 months and help run temporary housing units, put companies back together, and rebuild the transportation system.
The carbon market in Australia has been gearing up for quite some time; there are already 55 different Australian carbon-offset providers listed in the Carbon Offset Guide. There are dozens of brokers, retailers, exchanges, with support for reforestation, renewable energy, and methane capture. Some of the companies started scoping out biomass in 2004 to get ready.
Facebook Begins Invading Users’ Privacy Before Birth, Oct. 15, 2012
Privacy is really kind of a buzzkill in the era of sharing, sharing, sharing, and it is really taken seriously by a small set of punk-rock civil libertarians, like my friends who carry the ACLU’s pocket-sized Constitution in their wallets.
Republican Heroes of Renewable Energy, Oct. 1, 2012
Carrotmob’s Capitalist Activism Goes to Sea, Sept. 26, 2012
Occupy Wall Street? San Francisco’s Done That Already, Sept. 14, 2012
Colorado’s Solar-Friendly Communities Go National, Colorado Renewable Energy Society Blog, April 15, 2015