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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What does it mean to be a "realist" about climate?

I recently tuned into a city discussion about reducing local emissions. Senior Resource Planner Jonathan Abendschein was giving a progress update on his team’s...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 14, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 21, 2021 at 1:01 pm | 21 comments | 11952 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Flying: Coming soon to an airport near you...

This is the fourth post in an (intermittent) series on flying… Flying is a growing component of greenhouse gas emissions, and

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 12, 2020
Last comment by aviation review, on Apr 19, 2020 at 2:43 pm |
21 comments | 18045 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Can we build enough clean, affordable power on time?

Last week’s blog post had an overview of...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 5, 2021
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Feb 11, 2022 at 8:07 am | 21 comments | 11708 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Climate Diplomacy

It can be difficult to talk about climate change with friends, family, or co-workers, all of whom may have different perspectives. So imagine doing that at the country...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 5, 2020
Last comment by leadership, on Jan 13, 2020 at 9:31 am | 21 comments | 13209 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

An Easy Emissions Win

The media had some excellent coverage of climate change this past week. I hope you were able to read some of it. Among my favorites...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 22, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 29, 2019 at 8:27 am | 20 comments | 13497 Views

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What did you learn last week?

I wanted to title this blog “Outage Outrage” (great title, right?), but at the end of the day, I’m really just wondering what everyone learned...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 13, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 28, 2019 at 2:24 pm | 20 comments | 13249 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What to do if you get a noisy Rheem/Ruud heat pump water heater

One of the reasons that people have favored the Rheem/Ruud heat pump water heaters is because they are quiet. Rated at a low 49 dB, you could install one in most...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 22, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 20, 2022 at 2:04 pm | 20 comments | 15058 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Flying: How to lower your impact

I expect a lot of you felt like this after reading the previous blog post...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 23, 2020
Last comment by Sociology Is Not A Science, on Feb 27, 2020 at 2:41 pm | 19 comments | 15224 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

We should not be operating our power grid via text alert, and other observations from the past few days

Well, that was an interesting few days. Our electric service should work quietly in the background. Instead it made headlines nearly every day. At times it appeared...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 9, 2022
Last comment by Westbrook, on Sep 21, 2022 at 10:34 pm | 19 comments | 4536 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

E-Bikes on Open Space Trails: Yes or No?

On Wednesday, June 29, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) will decide where to allow e-bikes on its

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 26, 2022
Last comment by Joel Lachter, on Jul 9, 2022 at 3:14 pm |
19 comments | 9470 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What Local Teens are Saying

I talked with a number of local teens this past week to learn what they think about climate change and our response to it. A summary of what I heard follows, along...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 12, 2020
Last comment by Anneke, on Jan 15, 2020 at 1:28 pm | 19 comments | 12582 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What are we doing about dairy emissions?

I’m a big believer in each of us working to reduce our own emissions. But some things are harder than others, and for me I’m pretty stuck on dairy, and...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 30, 2021
Last comment by Kiki, on Jun 5, 2021 at 9:24 pm | 19 comments | 16209 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Flying: How much is enough? It's personal.

I expect many of you don’t want to read more about how flying hurts our climate. Our list of “things that are bad” is already long enough. And...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 16, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 26, 2020 at 4:46 pm | 18 comments | 12910 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Electric vs Gas Heat: Which wins?

With colder weather coming, it’s a good time to think about our heating emissions. They represent a sizable chunk of California’s overall emissions,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 6, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 13, 2019 at 2:28 pm | 18 comments | 28742 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

This blog will be carbon-free by 2030!

Yes, I’ve taken the courageous step to set this bold goal: This blog will be carbon-free by 2030! Are you impressed? Inspired? Relieved? Confused? Curious?...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 26, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 31, 2020 at 3:01 pm | 18 comments | 13965 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Massive power shortfall is forecast for this evening (Monday)

==I You can also find an earlier post (Aug 14) and a

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 17, 2020
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Aug 19, 2020 at 6:35 pm |
18 comments | 10286 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Someone hung a swastika in my front yard

Around 4am on Friday someone hung a swastika in our front yard. They biked down our street in the wee hours with a sheaf of carefully stapled papers, stopping to...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 6, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 9, 2020 at 10:57 pm | 18 comments | 16241 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is our carbon-free electricity really carbon-free?

One of the most important steps we can take to cut our greenhouse gas emissions is to transition to clean power. Our local power providers are moving aggressively...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 24, 2019
Last comment by Tom, on Dec 1, 2019 at 11:14 am | 18 comments | 17584 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Silver Bullet for our Emissions

People often say there is no silver bullet for our greenhouse gas emissions. That’s certainly true in general. But for those of us on the mid-Peninsula, there’s...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 8, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 16, 2020 at 10:55 am | 18 comments | 12827 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Reader Questions

I love the great comments and questions you contribute each week, so I thought for a change I’d answer a few of your questions in a blog post proper instead...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 4, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Aug 13, 2019 at 7:55 pm | 17 comments | 14741 Views
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