Category Archives: energy

Indulgent Quoting: Buckminster Fuller 1981

I can’t believe there are no Bucky quotes on this blog yet. I was reminded of this passage from Critical Path, p223, while writing piece on the subject “Schools of the Future: Why Architects Matter.” Paying people to stay home … Continue reading

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Clips: Climate Wisdom

Fort Collins, CO has an interesting program called Climate Wise for inspiring and aiding businesses to do their part in reaching the city’s atmospheric and environmental goals. The Neenan Company, who I’ve been blogging for regularly on sustainability issues, is … Continue reading

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Clips: Sustainable Urban Typologies

pic: Joel Bedford My second post this week for the Neenan Company blog explores the question “How will we build in 2050?” following the twitter conversation #rethinkarch. I spoke with journalist Greg Lindsey and architect Robyn Vettraino about connections between … Continue reading

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Clips: Renewable Energy 2050

Wind turbines in Portugal by AiresAlmeida This week for the Neenan Company blog I looked at international examples of renewable energy implementation and asked what’s holding back the United States. Check out the article and please leave a comment at … Continue reading

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Clips: What is Government’s Role in Achieving Price Parity for Renewable Energy?

pic: ThisIsDuffy Check out my post What is Government’s Role in Achieving Price Parity for Renewable Energy? published by design-build firm The Neenan Company. Excerpt… Can renewable energy reach price parity without government subsidies? While green energy is gaining momentum, … Continue reading

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Hydro-Fracking Update: NYS Imposing Stricter Regulations

According to today’s New York Times, New York State in imposing stricter regulations on hydro-fracking in our watershed. This is good news as far as New York City’s water supply is concerned, but does not by any means close the … Continue reading

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Hydro-Fracking: Sounds Gross Because it Is

Dr. Theo Colborn presenting Hydro-Fracking for Natural Gas at the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design, 4/15/10. Photo of pollution-filled evaporation ponds in Colorado. In New York it is too humid for evaporation to be effective, so polluted water will … Continue reading

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