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San Francisco Chronicle
– Jan 17, 3:21 PM
San Francisco's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Jan. 14 to ban gas appliances in new and significantly renovated city buildings, and it could soon look to expand incentives so other buildings add more electric appliances. It's the latest…
Bill PugsleyMayor London Breed pledged net-zero emissions for new construction by 2030 and for existing buildings by 2050. In September, two dozen environmental organizations pushed city officials in a letter to make all buildings electric
– Jan 16, 5:10 PM
The ACT has taken another step towards zero net emissions by lifting the mandatory requirement that mains gas infrastructure is rolled out to new housing developments. There has been a long standing requirement under ACT planning laws that all…
Bill PugsleyUnder a draft amendment to the ACT Territory Plan, this requirement would be removed allowing the development of electric-only suburbs, making it easier to support households eliminate their emissions footprint.
ST. JOSEPH ISLAND — Colleen Stadnyk felt helpless as she looked out her window at her family sugar bush. The crunching and snapping of branches and the thuds of falling trees had kept her up all night. “What a sound you could hear…
Bill PugsleySt. Joseph Island is the province’s leading regional producer of maple syrup — but extreme weather poses new risks to the local industry .
A typical Ikea store comes with a sprawling parking lot—in Burbank, California, for example, the lot has room for 1,700 cars. But as the company works to shrink its carbon footprint, including the pollution from customers driving to suburban…
Author links open overlay panelMichaelManvilleMiriamPinski We investigate the relationship between bundled residential parking and travel behavior, with a particular focus on use of public transportation, and controlling for vehicle ownership. When…
Bill PugsleyEven controlling for vehicle ownership, people in housing units with bundled parking drive more and ride transit less.
Many factors can influence a traveler's decision about where to go next. The kind of destination is of course important, as is the type of experience: Is the goal to have a quiet beach getaway or a lively multi-city tour? But as climate change…
Bill PugsleyTop 5 countries from the 2018 Environmental Performance Index:
Ryan Teague Beckwith
– Jan 20, 3:00 AM
The Senate will begin hearing the House impeachment managers' case against President Donald Trump this week on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. In a trial set to begin Tuesday at 1 p.m. Washington time, the seven Democrats…
Measuring the Macroeconomic Impact of Carbon Taxes Policy makers often express concern about the impact of carbon taxes on employment or GDP. Using a new data set on carbon tax rates, we estimate the macroeconomic impacts of these taxes on GDP and…
Cities which want to boost takings in shops and restaurants should restrict access for motorists, a new study has found. Madrid closed its central business district to cars for the first time during the 2018 Christmas period and an analysis…