Happy Earth Day America!
Well its 40 years on.... And we're still under the green spell. Government recycling programs, for example, are supposed to conserve scarce resources, help protect the environment, and make us feel good about ourselves. But do they? Read More
Apple’s new iPad, like the iPhone, MacBook, and iPod, derives part of its value as a “signaling” device: When you bust it out next to your latte at Busboys & Poets or scroll through your playlist while waiting for the Metro at the U St./Cardozo stop, you wordlessly broadcast something about yourself to those nearby: you’re hip, you’re educated, you’re not as old as you look. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom will announce a new “green” cabs milestone at 11:30 a.m. in the Civic Center Plaza. Read More
It could become financially easier for the average property owner to make their homes and businesses more energy-efficient, according to legislation signed by Mayor Gavin Newsom on Monday. The program establishes a low-cost loan for residential and commercial property owners so they can finance environmentally conscious building improvements, including solar and water conservation work, according to the Mayor’s Office. Read More
The grand reopening of the new green facility, will take place Saturday. The 7,200-square-foot center was constructed to reduce its environmental impact by using a solar power generator and limited raw materials. The new building boasts energy-efficient lighting systems, a 2,500-gallon rainwater catchment and old-growth redwood salvaged from the historic Cal Park Hill Railway Tunnel. Read More
President Obama says he's acted to curb the influence of lobbyists. I disagree with that claim, as I've written in today's column. Read More
“The green revolution is on its way,” trumpets DC lobbying firm Dow Lohnes in announcing its new practice, Dow Lohnes Green Solutions. Here’s how the firm sets the stage, note the last parenthetical: Read More
Hiring locals can be good for the environment.
That’s the message that a local nonprofit, which lobbies city leaders on local workforce and clean energy issues, plans to start sharing at City Hall. Read More
A group hoping to reform the California government submitted its initiatives for next year’s ballot, which, among other things, would call for changes to the state constitution. But despite all the gloomy predictions about California crumbling under its own size and structure, at least one national magazine believes the state is still golden.
A Burlingame entrepreneur who thought rooftop solar panels were unsightly has come up with a green idea that he hopes takes root: a palm tree that absorbs solar energy.
Greg Strang, a real estate agent, said he was traveling home from New York City four years ago when the topic of solar energy came up with another passenger. Read More