US Congress has gotten really good at kicking the can down the road, especially when it comes to climate change. Doesn’t matter what party is in power. It’s really up to the city leaders to take action – now. Here’s why. A major new report finds that if infrastructure investments during the next 15 years follow the current […]
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About Doug Poffinbarger
Doug is a green building and clean energy expert. He has a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California State University. He is a Certified Energy Manager, Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional, Certified Energy Auditor, Certified Motor Efficiency Expert and Fellow with the Association of Energy Engineers. He is also a licensed General Contractor with the State of California and LEED AP with the US Green Building Council. He has published articles on curbing fossil fuels and has patents pending.
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The Union Tribune recently published an article on power supply for military bases in CA. It was followed by a full page ad promoting a two-tiered rate to raise rates for more efficient users and lowering rates for inefficient users. The current rate design already has regional adjustments built in for hotter climates. Those that have invested […]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]Imagine you’re the captain of a huge jumbo jet with all your family and friends on board. It’s a long flight and you’ve had it on autopilot. Now it’s dark and foggy outside and the instruments are all you have to fly by.
This story originally appeared on Climate Central. US pollution policy is making progress. Nearly every state in the U.S. now has a greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal to meet under the Obama administration’s new Clean Power Plan announced Monday: Slash the country’s overall carbon pollution from the electric power sector by 30 percent below 2005 levels […]
Over 90% of all American adults today have a cell phone, smart phone or tablet. 100% of all those devices use batteries – that need recharging nearly every single day! Approximately 30% of all building energy use in the U.S. goes to plug loads – charging those devices (phones, laptops, printers, monitors, etc.). Until now, the […]
What we know about waste… It robs us of valuable time doing meaningful things. It makes us sick, it makes plants, animals and humans sick. It is killing us all. It voids our sustainability and steals resources and joy from future generations. It is a symptom of inefficiency. Eliminating it is all our responsibility. Supply […]
The Truth About America’s Addiction While consumers defend their addiction to driving, automakers defend their addiction to old internal combustion technology and utilities defend their addiction to fossil fuels, we all must find a real solution to volatile energy prices, air pollution and global warming before we too become like the dinosaurs – extinct. The […]