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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Will "two lined swimming pools connected by a pipe" help us get rid of natural gas?

A Montana-based clean energy developer described...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 19, 2020
Last comment by Concerned About Costs, on Jul 21, 2020 at 5:15 pm | 8 comments | 19337 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Kids and sugar: A cautionary tale

==I This is the first post in a two-part series. It is both a fable and a true story, and it is not about what it seems to be about. (You can read

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 2, 2020
Last comment by eileen , on Aug 7, 2020 at 1:29 pm |
8 comments | 13065 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is artificial turf a good option for our dry climate?

About twenty-five years ago I had a friend who managed one of the landscaping crews at Stanford. After a few years he left to work elsewhere and explained why. “When...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 29, 2021
Last comment by Trish+Bubenik+, on Sep 3, 2021 at 4:15 pm | 8 comments | 18700 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Polar vortexes and clean energy in the Upper Midwest

Given the awful power grid mess in Texas, it’s interesting to look at the ongoing electricity planning discussions for the Upper Midwest. In the summer of...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 21, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 27, 2021 at 4:06 pm | 8 comments | 12176 Views

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Your electric panel

Can you convert your gas furnace to an electric heat pump? How much space is in your panel? There's more than you might think! This is the second in a three-part...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 10, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 14, 2021 at 1:39 pm | 8 comments | 18568 Views

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The power of protest

On Wednesday and Thursday of this past week, I attended the 2022 Global Energy Forum at Stanford, a biennial gathering focused on the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 6, 2022
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Nov 13, 2022 at 8:14 pm | 8 comments | 4962 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Residents of multi-family housing should have access to EV charging

“California is a leader on climate.” We hear this all the time, and it’s true. California has led the country on clean fuel standards, clean power...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 20, 2022
Last comment by Matt Passell, on Nov 22, 2022 at 11:26 am | 8 comments | 6139 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

It would be a mistake to re-evaluate the closing of Diablo Canyon

About two months ago a reader suggested that...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 12, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 17, 2021 at 10:37 pm | 8 comments | 13357 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Other Greenhouse Gas

One of the things that I think has given global warming a bad name (besides, well, the fact that it’s global warming), is that it can seem like everything...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 17, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 21, 2019 at 6:41 am | 8 comments | 16410 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What can you do with your EV battery?

I have heard from many of you who have EVs and would like to know when you will be able to use your car to power your house during a blackout, charge your laptop...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 23, 2022
Last comment by EPL, on Jan 29, 2022 at 4:34 pm | 8 comments | 9898 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Try this for healthier, more drought-resistant plants

A couple of weeks ago I was talking with a local landscaper. At one point I asked about mixing organic amendment into the soil. “Oh no,” she replied,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 31, 2022
Last comment by Scott Denny, on Aug 13, 2022 at 2:17 pm | 8 comments | 9821 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Flying: A letter from a reader

I am beginning a series of blog posts on flying starting this Sunday. To tee it up, I thought I’d share a portion of an email I got from a reader about a year...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 17, 2020 at 4:12 pm | 8 comments | 11731 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Can you stay healthy without making more trash?

A commenter mentioned a few weeks ago that reusable cups, bags,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 29, 2020
Last comment by DC, on Apr 4, 2020 at 4:06 pm | 7 comments | 14768 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Alto is #1! (in water costs)

Are water rates in Palo Alto high? You bet. It’s not just that we charge a lot. Our tiers are also very steep. As a result, tree-friendly Palo Alto charges...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 17, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 18, 2022 at 4:15 pm | 7 comments | 9913 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Worrying patterns in our climate personalities

When I wrote about climate personalities two weeks ago, I got an angry response...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 25, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 31, 2019 at 10:46 pm | 7 comments | 12810 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The growing appeal of "Buy Nothing" groups

When greenhouse gas emissions are tallied up and reported at the city, state, or country level, they are usually reported based on where the emissions occur. If...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 22, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 27, 2021 at 10:17 am | 6 comments | 13070 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Will you save money with a heat pump water heater?

==I This is the second post in a two-part series about heat pump waters heaters. The first post is

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 24, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jan 25, 2021 at 12:03 pm |
6 comments | 33585 Views

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Hurtling into the 21st century. Or not.

I live from the past most of the time. I expect many of you do as well. What I mean by that is that our experience and expectations are largely colored by the past...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 27, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 5, 2019 at 9:26 am | 6 comments | 13773 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Why COP26 matters and what to look for

The “Conference of Parties” international climate convention happens every year. But this one, COP26 in Glasgow from Oct 31 - Nov 12, is particularly...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 24, 2021
Last comment by Michael, on Oct 30, 2021 at 11:39 am | 6 comments | 11624 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

An Interview with Carbon Brief's Leo Hickman

Where can you find the best information about climate change online? How has President Trump affected climate journalism? Is reporting on coronavirus repeating the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 26, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 30, 2020 at 3:32 pm | 6 comments | 12890 Views
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