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Cannabis Industry Has Major Carbon Footprint

Cannabis Industry Has Major Carbon Footprint

The Cannabis Industry Has a Fossil Fuel Reliance Problem Merry Jane, June 21,2017 As the legal cannabis industry grows, so does its carbon footprint. In order to grow cannabis plants indoors, cultivators must resort to using powerful high-pressure sodium lights, similar to the ones used in hospital operating rooms. These lights produce about 500 times

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Copenhagen on Two Wheels 

Elana Cole, ERS, for Zondits Copenhagen built its first bike lane in 1910, but the bulk of the bike lanes were established within the last 25 years. Today, 50% of the citizens living in Copenhagen choose to commute by bike every day, and it’s not unusual to see people in suits, heels, or skirts comfortably

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University Saves Energy with State-of-the-Art Science Building

University Science Building saves $1.2 million in annual energy costs while maintaining environmental safety ventilation requirements Analytika, April 13, 2015 This university Science and Engineering Building (SEB) is a 130,000 square foot state-of-the-art nanotechnology research facility. It houses class-10, class-100, and class-1,000 cleanrooms, offices and classrooms. The Challenge The University has a goal to reduce

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Agriculture and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A Zondits Rundown: Agriculture and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Research estimates agriculture produces about 13% of total global emissions, making it the world’s second-largest source, after energy production. Researchers estimate that current technologies, policies, and practices will get us just 21% to 40% of the way to the 2015 Paris Agreement global emissions target—meaning many nations

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Carbon-Reducing Strategies Could Save Trillions

Cities Could Save $17 Trillion Just By Reducing Their Greenhouse Gas Emissions Think Progress, September 8, 2015. Image credit: skeeze The report, published Tuesday by the New Climate Economy, found that if cities around the world implemented certain carbon-reducing strategies — including making buildings more efficient and investing in public transportation — they could save a

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California Lawmakers Set Ambitious Standards for Energy Efficiency

California passes ambitious laws on emissions and energy efficiency The Guardian, June 4, 2015. Image credit: werner22brigitte Dubbed the California climate leadership package, the 12 bills represent a Democratic-driven push in the Senate to advance an agenda of technological innovation and conservation that was put into play by an executive order by California Governor Jerry

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Perceptions of Demand-side Management & “Smart” Technology

WHY PEOPLE DON’T TRUST ENERGY-SAVING GADGETS Futurity, May 4, 2015. Image credit: geralt People’s reluctance to share data about their energy use is likely to stand in the way of “smart” technology designed to promote energy efficiency, experts say. A study, published online in Nature Climate Change, finds that while more than half of people quizzed

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Building the Invisible Efficiency Farm

Jeff Perkins for 2014 AASHE Conference, March 23, 2015 We can all see the solar farms and wind farms being built to generate clean energy, but we can never see the “efficiency farm” that is reducing consumption. Energy efficiency efforts across the United States have obviated the need to build dozens of power plants, especially in

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