Energy Efficiency

Geodesign Session 4 Enery and Water Sustainable Practices

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There are several different directions that our planet can take to address the ever growing need for water and energy. This will involve integrating technologies of a large and small scale into our grid and into our homes as well. There are two main technologies in which to address large scale water sustainability: desalination and ‘pure water’ recycling. As the California dries out, it is increasingly important to adopt proven strategies to maintain the current standard of living. ... Read more about Geodesign Session 4 Enery and Water Sustainable Practices

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Geodesign session 4 Sustainable Practices: Water and Energy Brazil

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There are several different directions that our planet can take to address the ever growing need for water and energy. This will involve integrating technologies of a large and small scale into our grid and into our homes as well. There are two main technologies in which to address large scale water sustainability: desalination and ‘pure water’ recycling. As the California dries out, it is increasingly important to adopt proven strategies to maintain the current standard of living. ... Read more about Geodesign session 4 Sustainable Practices: Water and Energy Brazil

Beth Brummitt

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Beth Brummitt

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Brummitt Energy Associates Inc.

Beth founded Brummitt Energy Associates in 1998 to focus on high performance buildings. With over 25 years experience in energy efficiency and building modeling, she has been training and speaking on the Title 24 energy codes since 1992 and on green building since 2001. ... Read more about Beth Brummitt

Pathways for Clean Energy Access

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http://www.cleanenergyministerial.org/Blog/pathways-for-energy-access-39363

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Around the world, more than 1 billion people lack access to electricity, concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Improving access to clean and affordable energy services for these populations will be a critical driver for poverty reduction as well as improved health and social outcomes.

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Sustainable Energy for All - What Will It Take?

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http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2013/05/28/infographic-sustainable-energy-for-all

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What will it take to meet the Sustainable Energy for All goals for energy access, renewable energy, and energy efficiency by 2030?

The Global Tracking Initiative combines the work of 15 international organizations to show where the world is today in energy access, renewable energy, and energy efficiency, and how far it needs to go to meet the 2030 goals.

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Ramping Up Renewables

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http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/smart-energy-solutions/increase-renewables/infographic-ramping-up-renewable-energy.html#learn

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Renewable energy is providing clean, reliable electricity across the U.S. and around the world. It is also growing rapidly, with record numbers of new wind and solar installations in the U.S. over the past few years. 

We can readily continue this rapid expansion of renewable energy by utilizing existing technologies, investing in improvements to our electricity system, and making smart policy decisions that move the country toward a clean energy future.  ... Read more about Ramping Up Renewables

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Will Climate Change Lead to Conflict or Cooperation?

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In conflict-prone regions such as Darfur, violence is sometimes blamed on climate change. Credit: UN Photo/Albert González Farran
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UNITED NATIONS, Aug 4 2014 (IPS) - The headline of every article about the relationship between climate change and conflict should be “It’s complicated,” according to Clionadh Raleigh.

Director of the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, Raleigh thinks that researchers and the media have put too simplistic a spin on the link between climate change and violence. ... Read more about Will Climate Change Lead to Conflict or Cooperation?

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