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A New Shade of Green
A New Shade of Green

By Sherry Listgarten

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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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Chevron says "We are just meeting demand". So are they blameless?
Oct 23, 2022 6:13 am
Comments: 28 | Views: 6,412


One afternoon when I was about nine years old, I was standing in the front yard with my younger brother trying to blow bubbles. We didn’t have any store-bought... More
Palo Alto's bold proposal to jumpstart home electrification
Sep 25, 2022 7:02 am
Comments: 28 | Views: 9,439


Six years ago Palo Alto set a goal to reduce city emissions to 80%... More
How my 80-year-old parents electrified their Foster City townhouse
Sep 18, 2022 6:00 am
Comments: 12 | Views: 14,520


My parents Eileen and Max live in a 52-year-old townhouse in Foster City. Up until a few years ago they drove a gas car, heated their home with a gas-powered furnace,... More
We should not be operating our power grid via text alert, and other observations from the past few days
Sep 9, 2022 7:03 am
Comments: 19 | Views: 5,906


Well, that was an interesting few days. Our electric service should work quietly in the background. Instead it made headlines nearly every day. At times it appeared... More
Will the power go out during this heat wave?
Sep 4, 2022 6:19 am
Comments: 34 | Views: 8,651


Our local power providers and our grid operator (CAISO) are asking us to conserve electricity over the next few days as record-breaking heat and heavy use of air... More
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