Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Offshore wind power for NYC: Make it so.




Bloomberg has evidently been inspired by his trip to Copenhagen. We are all aware of the arguments against offshore wind farms, but I personally believe it's just about money, not politics (no one really likes oil wells in their parks, but that seems to happen regardless). I'm hoping Bloomberg takes this opportunity to pull the trigger and not just use it for PR alone.
via Treehugger

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Batton down the hatches



While it happens to feel like spring today, I thought it would be worth reminding everyone about the protocol for keeping warm air in your home this winter. The New York Times published a brief summary of different ways to conserve energy and comfort, beginning with the easiest and cheapest way: seal up the leaks. Barb Johnson, a New Orlean expert, recommends using a candle to locate leaks around doors and windows. Then comes the caulk. Find more ideas and see the full article here.