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Under2 MOU

Jerry Brown Steps Up and Signs Under2 MOU

Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits California Governor Jerry Brown and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon have signed a joint agreement of cooperation as the two administrations seek to fulfill the climate goals of the Under2 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The Under2 MOU is a collaboration of subnational governments calling to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions

Electrify America

Volkswagen and CARB Ready the Diesel-Gate Penance Program, “Electrify America”

Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits Remember Diesel-Gate? Volkswagen engineers and executives had been lying about the carbon intensity of their diesel vehicles for years – they did not crack the “clean diesel” formula, they just faked it. Carbon reparations are being litigated all over the world, and here in the states, the California Air Resources

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How Can You Save Money and Energy on Long Island?

Jordan Cohen, ERS, for Zondits Long Island residents can now review PSEG Long Island’s spring money-saving tips and incentivized programs to keep their wallets full and energy consumption down this spring. Customers with functioning but old, inefficient refrigerators or freezers can request a pickup from PSEG Long Island, who will recycle them responsibly. The best

Indian Point

What Happens When We Shut Down Indian Point?

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, located in Westchester County, New York, provides around 16 million MWh of electricity annually and accounts for around one-fourth of the total energy consumption for the five boroughs and Westchester. Although it produces an abundance of energy, the State of New York has announced that

LEED for Cities

USGBC Launches LEED for Cities and LEED for Communities Certification Programs

LEED to Certify Entire Communities, Cities Building Green, February 7, 2017 The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is attempting to take LEED to a whole new scale as it launches two new certification programs: LEED for Cities and LEED for Communities. Built on the newly released Arc platform (see New Tech Startup, Arc Skoru, to Support

coal-fired power plants Clean Power Plant

Two of the Nation’s Biggest Coal-Fired Power Plants Announce Plans to Shut Down

The West’s largest coal-fired power plant is closing. The Washington Post, February 14, 2017 In the past three weeks, owners of two of the nation’s biggest coal-fired power plants have announced plans to shut them down, potentially idling hundreds of workers. One plant in Arizona is the largest coal-fired facility in the western United States. “[We’re]

Metered New York

How Efficient Is Your NYC Multifamily Building?

Jordan Cohen, ERS, for Zondits It is now easier than ever to find out how the energy efficiency of your large NYC multifamily building compares to similar buildings. Using the Urban Green Council’s (UGC’s) Metered New York database, you can search for your building address to see its ENERGY STAR score, energy and water usage,

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