Car-free living better for combatting climate change than home improvements, says study – Curbed

But one choice that’s not talked about much outranks them all by Alissa Walker Quick: What’s the best thing you can personally do to fight climate change? Convert your house to solar, or switch to low-energy appliances? The answer is neither. Both of those solutions pale in...
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Michael Bloomberg’s $200M project to jump-start urban innovation – Curbed

The American Cities Initiative will focus on climate change, gun violence, public health, and immigration by Patrick Sisson    New York’s former mayor Michael Bloomberg is set to announce a $200 million program to fund innovation and development in U.S. cities, according to the...
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Tesla’s new solar panels blend right into existing roofs – Curbed

The company is now taking custom quote requests by Jenny Xie Tesla’s potentially game-changing solar roof tiles have captured a lot of attention recently, but the company has just quietly debuted a solar option that could be a lot more practical for homeowners not looking to...
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How cities can stand up to climate change – Curbed

As the White House aims to stifle climate science, cities cooperate globally and plan locally by Alissa Walker In 2011, one of the worst blackouts in U.S. history left seven million people across the Southwest U.S. and into Mexico without power. The cities of San Diego and...
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Scientists Develop a “Better Way” to Produce Renewable Hydrogen – Scientific American

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory have developed a “better way” to make hydrogen using renewable energy, according to a paper published this month in Nature Energy By Melissa C. Lott Scientists at the U.S. Department of...
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As heat waves worsen, cities are trying hard to stay cool – Curbed

With the country’s biggest cities seeing more extreme spikes in average temperature, leading planners and architects are getting creative to keep temperatures down By Patrick Sisson Between seemingly unrelenting heat waves, the punishing “heat dome” effect, and the...
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Tesla and SolarCity to Create a New Model for Solar Power Collection, Distribution | Architect Magazine

By Selin Ashaboglu South African engineer and inventor Elon Musk’s electric automobile and energy storage company Tesla Motors has acquired SolarCity, a full-service solar power system provider, to create what it calls “the world’s only vertically integrated...
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