10 Things We Learnt From Reddit About Understanding Climate Change
Two professors of cognitive psychology – Stephan Lewandowsky, from the University of Bristol, and Klaus Oberauer, from the University of Zurich – did a Reddit AMA (ask me anything) this week. The topic up for discussion was: “The conflict between our brains and our globe: How will we meet the challenges of the 21st century despite… Continue reading Reddit AMA: Cognitive Dissonance and Climate Change
UN Global Compact Unveils New Official Website Aiming to Spur Corporate Sustainability Action
Kicking off a week-long series of events celebrating its 15th anniversary, the UN Global Compact today launched its new, official Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) website at www.unglobalcompact.org. The website is designed to support business at all stages along the corporate sustainability journey – from those companies that are just learning how to integrate sustainability into their business, to the most… Continue reading UN Unveils New Website to Spur CSR
America Leads World In Clean Energy, Electric Vehicles, and High Energy Consumption
To put this number in context, California’s 10 GigaWatts of installed solar power provides electricity to 2.5 million homes — while the entire United States of America has 20 GW of installed solar power.
In addition to lowering airborne emissions, California’s renewable energy policies have added 15,000 renewable energy jobs to the state economy. — Editor’s note.
“From an environmental perspective, solar power in California is helping to offset more than 11.7 million metric tons of carbon emissions, which is the equivalent of removing 2.5 million cars off California roads and highways.” — Rhone Resch, President and CEO of SEIA
New homes in San Diego County must now be pre-wired to accept rooftop solar panels and electric vehicle charger
Pre-wiring new homes to support solar panels and an electric vehicle charger — costs less than adding residential solar panels and residential electric vehicle charger wiring after the home is built.
Palo Alto, California was the first jurisdiction in the state to require solar panels and electric vehicle charger pre-wiring for new homes.
Other communities in the United States will soon follow and there is every opportunity that other jurisdictions around the world will follow California’s example.