Webinar: Better Together: Linking and Leveraging Energy Programs for Low-Income Households

Thu, Nov 19, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CST Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7475586524357611778 Low-income households typically spend more on energy than average households do, both in absolute terms and as a percentage of household expenditures. Furthermore, low-income households often lack the means to make improvements in energy efficiency or to purchase renewable energy technologies. Recognizing …

Hong Kong’s Drive for ‘Green Burials’ Clashes With Tradition

Read the full story in the New York Times. Generations in Hong Kong have followed a familiar routine to honor the dead, jostling for prime burial spots in the mountains and by the sea, or spending small fortunes on jade urns and elaborate ceremonies. But now the government is seeking to upend those customs. Concerned …

New report on energy-efficient computing

Read the full story from the National Science Foundation. A report that resulted from a workshop jointly funded by the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and National Science Foundation (NSF) outlines key factors limiting progress in computing--particularly related to energy consumption--and novel research that could overcome these barriers.

October 28 — How should we “green” our most vulnerable communities?

Wednesday, October 28 noon-1:00 p.m. WebEx address for online attendees: https://umn.webex.com/umn/onstage/g.php?d=749731945&t=a Bonnie Keeler, Lead Scientist, Natural Capital Project; Kate Derickson, Professor, College of Liberal Arts; Jenna Fletcher, Program Director, Trust for Public Land; Karen Monahan, Senior Organizer, Minnesota North Star Chapter, Sierra Club; and Kenya McKnight Ahad, Met Council Transportation Advisory Board The environmental justice …