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There Is A Major Climate Issue Hiding In Your Closet: Fast Fashion

There Is A Major Climate Issue Hiding In Your Closet: Fast Fashion

November 11, 2016 at 12:42 pm

FAST COMPANY 11/11/16 By Michael Shank and Maxine Bedat Disposable clothes, often made from oil, in factories powered by coal, and shipped around the world, mean that the apparel industry contributes 10% of global emissions. This month as world leaders meet in Morocco to discuss implementation of the Paris climate […]

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The Path To Clean Energy Requires An Energy-Storage Revolution

The Path To Clean Energy Requires An Energy-Storage Revolution

September 15, 2016 at 5:11 pm

FAST COMPANY 09/15/16 By Michael Shank and US Congressman Mike Honda With the federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s announcement this month that, in no uncertain terms, climate change played a pivotal role in Louisiana’s unprecedented rainfall and catastrophic flooding, it’s clear that, as a nation, we must take notice. […]

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California Is Going Nuclear-Free, Which Means Everyone Else Can, Too

California Is Going Nuclear-Free, Which Means Everyone Else Can, Too

June 22, 2016 at 4:34 am

FAST COMPANY 6/21/16 By Michael Shank A historic deal to replace the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant with renewable energy could be a model for the rest of the country. There are few fuels that are causing more consternation in the environmental community than nuclear power. It’s seen by some as […]

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What Do We Mean When We Say “Clean Energy”?

What Do We Mean When We Say “Clean Energy”?

April 11, 2016 at 2:29 pm

FAST COMPANY 04/08/16 By Michael Shank and Leilani Munter We need to stop using natural gas and nuclear on our way to truly clean power. We now know how extensively and dangerously oil industry giants, such as ExxonMobil, sowed doubt in the American mind regarding the existence of global warming, […]

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Because National Governments Won’t, Cities Are Pushing Zero-Energy Buildings

Because National Governments Won’t, Cities Are Pushing Zero-Energy Buildings

March 25, 2016 at 2:55 pm

FAST COMPANY 03/25/16 By Michael Shank and Johanna Partin Zero net emissions buildings are finding lots of support from city governments, who see them as ways to save costs—as well as the planet. There is a movement happening all across America that few people are talking about. And while it […]

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