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Sustainability through the lens of state and local government, by Warren Karlenzig and team.

Last Build Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 13:02:33 PDT

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Carbon Reduction? How About Community Enrichment?

Wed, 26 Sep 2007 13:02:33 PDT

With all this talk and action around cutting carbon emissions by cities and states, there is a rare opportunity to impact the other side of the ledger: economic and community enrichment coming from healthier, more vibrant planning and living. Portland,...

Pipeline Attacks, Hurricanes And $100 a Barrel Oil

Wed, 19 Sep 2007 12:54:21 PDT

Looks like we're on our way to $100 a barrel oil, as prices hit a record $82 a barrel today. There is fear of hurricanes, energy infrastructure terrorist attacks, and the soon-to-be-perpetual "tight inventories" representing the razor-thin margin between a...

Water on the brain: 4th Annual CA Climate Change Conference

Mon, 17 Sep 2007 12:46:46 PDT

This was my first California Climate Change Conference and it was a nice refresher course with reams of new information. It was great speaking with panelists and other attendees in person, instead of merely reading about climate change issues in magazines or online. I use these other important resources of course, but personally I find that there is no substitute for conversation. We have “face time” for good reason...

Impact of Mexico Pipeline Terrorism on Energy and Cleantech Sectors

Mon, 10 Sep 2007 15:40:48 PDT

The news report of multiple terrorist attacks on Mexico's oil and natural gas infrastructure today should be watched as a possible precursor to increased terrorist activities on global fossil fuel energy infrastructure. Mexico produces more than 4 percent (3.7 million...

Jerry Brown to California Cities: Curb Greenhouse Gases or I'll Sue You

Fri, 07 Sep 2007 14:45:31 PDT

California Attorney General Jerry Brown gave members of the California League of Cities convention yesterday in the state capital the threat of lawsuits if the state's 400+ cities don’t account for the greenhouse-gas producing activities related to their planning processes....

Hurricane Dean May Menace Energy Supply

Fri, 17 Aug 2007 14:40:41 PDT

Hurricane Dean will enter the Gulf of Mexico is some form next week, which doesn't bode well for the nation's energy supply or for Texas Gulf Coast cities bailing out from record rain and flooding. The now Category 3 storm...

Rocky Mountain Institute Turns 25: or The Distributed Generation of Amory Lovins' Brainpower

Tue, 14 Aug 2007 09:19:30 PDT

We repost Warren's August 15th article from WorldChanging this week. -Editor One of the world's leading energy and environment think (and do) tanks celebrated its 25th anniversary in characteristic style this past week. With numerous references to the looming risks...

Minneapolis Responds Quickly to Bridge Tragedy

Thu, 02 Aug 2007 14:25:03 PDT

Our hearts go out to Minnesotans in wake of the I-35W bridge collapse that occurred yesterday in the city center of Minneapolis. We received an email this morning from the city describing how it is encouraging people to bike and...

The Impact of "Boomburbs" on Metro Sustainability

Wed, 25 Jul 2007 11:55:37 PDT

The Brookings Institute recently released a new book, Boomburbs: The Rise of America's Accidental Cities, and we were astounded by the hyper growth of many places that few have heard of nationally. What's troubling is the negative impact these cities...

World’s Largest Solar Energy Farm to be Built in California to Meet Community Choice Aggregation Demand

Wed, 11 Jul 2007 13:43:40 PDT

As reposted 7/13/07 on WorldChanging -Editor Fresno, California sits at the south end of one of the sunniest and hottest valleys in North America, the San Joaquin. The San Joaquin Air District is also one of the most polluted in...