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A New Shade of Green

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About this blog: Climate change, despite its outsized impact on the planet, is still an abstract concept to many of us. That needs to change. My hope is that readers of this blog will develop a better understanding of how our climate is evolving a...  (More)

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How a 1960s apartment complex is going green
Feb 7, 2021 5:49 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 8,544

Sunshine Gardens Apartments in Mountain View is a modest two-story 44-unit complex, with ten 1960s-vintage buildings circling a small pool. Tenants at this complex... More
California must fix its expensive and unfair electricity pricing
Jan 31, 2021 5:42 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 8,316

Back in the olden days, when we used to go places, I enjoyed travelling to visit my sister in Minneapolis. I would take lots of scenic pictures -- lakes! -- but... More
Will you save money with a heat pump water heater?
Jan 24, 2021 5:48 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 8,650

==I This is the second post in a two-part series about heat pump waters heaters. The first post is ... More
Demystifying heat pump water heaters
Jan 17, 2021 5:25 am
Comments: 27 | Views: 14,053

There is a surprising amount of water heater inertia in our area -- we are clinging to old-style heaters. I’ve been scratching my head about it. Mid-peninsula... More
Spend some quality time with your thermostat
Jan 10, 2021 8:28 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 6,070

When I was looking for a house in Palo Alto about twelve years ago, a friend warned me about high utility rates. I asked my real estate agent about it and she responded... More
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