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Minimizing Carbon Emissions from Grid Electricity

It’s All About Timing: How to Minimize Carbon Emissions from Grid Electricity A Follow-Up from Greenbuild 2021 by Paige Colao We all know that using energy produces carbon emissions. But did you know when you use energy is almost as important in reducing carbon? This is the concept explored by “The Future of the Grid […]

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Comments to Adopt Energy Efficiency Codes Submitted to the State of Pennsylvania

First: A huge thank you!  The participation in the commenting process on building codes was outstanding: there were over 50 comments submitted commenting on the 2015 ICC Codes in General and over 160 comments submitted concerning the International Energy Conservation Codes. What did all of these comments say?  Well, since you took the time to […]

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Is a cap-and-trade system the only solution to the carbon emission problem?

On Friday, July 31 I was fortunate (thanks, Dr. Sroufe) to attend a luncheon at Duquesne University at which Paula DiPerna was the guest speaker prior to her commencement address to Duquesne University’s most recent crop of sustainability MBA students. Paula has a distinguished background with significant experience in the carbon trading business and is […]

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What Can the U.S. Learn from Germany’s Energiewende?

Last week, at the invitation of The American Council on Germany, I had the chance to participate in a roundtable discussion with Mr. Jürgen Trittin, a current member of the German Bundestag (Parliament) and former federal Environment Minister [covering energy (traditional, nuclear, and renewables), water, land conservation, species protection, air quality, pollution, urban development, and […]

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