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August 2018

Much Of The Grid Clean Enough To Electrify Home Heating

In some American cities the electric grid is already clean enough that carbon emissions would drop if homes converted to electric heating, according to a new study by the Rocky Mountain Institute.
The cost of electrification remains an obstacle for…

Analysts were studying the carbon benefits of switching homes to electric heating when they discovered financial benefits too, in some homes.
Homes in places like Providence, Rhode Island that burn heating oil or propane could not only drastically…

WeWork Was Right To Go Vegetarian

Writing for NBC this week, the science journalist Erin Biba criticizes WeWork for taking its communal workplaces vegetarian, on the grounds that “it lets fossil fuel companies off the hook.” As if there’s only one hook.
It’s a weird argument, that we…

California is on track to meet its clean-energy goals a decade early thanks in part to communities demanding and delivering renewable energy faster and cheaper than utilities can, according to a report released this morning.
A growing number of…