A new comprehensive climate bill The best way to tackle these sectors would be a comprehensive climate bill that uses some mechanism, such as a clean energy standard, that sets a cap, or limit, on emissions and tightens it over time. Here, the problem lies more in the politics of the moment than anything else. Biden and his team will have to convince lawmakers from fossil fuel-producing states to work on these efforts. … [Read more...] about Biden plans to fight climate change in a way no U.S. president has before
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Air conditioners aren’t the only reason electricity use is still close to its pre-pandemic levels. Many building systems, such as water heaters and server rooms, are designed to operate all the time, not to be turned on and off like a light switch in the office kitchen. To ensure long-term functionality, many operational systems continue working even when people aren’t in the building. For owners, this is one of the costs of operating buildings. “The last thing they want to do is shut everything off and then have an issue with mechanical degradation or mold,” Robin says. “You can’t just mothball a building.” … [Read more...] about Empty office buildings are still devouring energy. Why?
Mook and Broksas tout the GoalZero Sherpa power bank, a $300 device that can recharge everything from a smartphone to a laptop and which can charge itself from GoalZero’s portable solar chargers. But more often, they rely on traditional generators or the power ports in vehicles. So as much as WCK might benefit from cutting-edge technology such as a field-deployable fuel cell, it would settle for quieter, less-polluting generators. … [Read more...] about The tech that keeps World Central Kitchen cooking in times of disaster