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Are you using heat pumps the right way?

Are you using heat pumps the right way?

Are you using heat pumps the right way?  Making relatively smaller, cheaper, and easy changes to home heating in America could reduce fossil-fuel use nearly as much as taking half of all private vehicles off the roads. When your heating system needs replacement, buying a heat pump is the best of investments for your home….

Should I be unplugging unused devices and electronics?

Should I be unplugging unused devices and electronics?

Should I be unplugging unused devices and electronics? All things plugged in will bleed some energy. Called “standby” electricity loss because it’s so often associated with electronics in standby or idle mode, it’s also known as “phantom” energy. Even turned off, many appliances keep drawing power. Power supplies don’t just convert energy; they consume it….

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The next big push for green building

The next big push for green buildingFor the building industry, reducing embodied carbon is the next big challenge. Green building uses less energy. Today, and in the years ahead, the building industry will need to think about not just a building’s operational emissions but all the energy that goes into creating it—from the harvesting and manufacturing…

Solid State Batteries

Solid State Batteries

TechnologyIt’s to surprise that technology is forever changing, adapting, and advancing.  QuantumScape. Ever heard of it? It’s a battery startup that despite not yet reporting any revenue, is still projected to have a $44 billion market value. The company, backed by both Volkswagen and Bill Gates, now has a market value greater than Ford.  Solid-state…

Funding with Carbon Credits

Funding with Carbon Credits

Can we help farmers and get carbon credits for climate friendly actionLegislation is set to help climate-friendly farmers interested in carbon credits. A bill to create a Climate Action Rebate Fund floated by a bipartisan group of senators was enacted in July 2019 and was rolled into a larger package. The Rebate Fund would efficiently…

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