Power Up: Residential Energy Efficiency and Resiliency – Mar 22

Following a natural disaster there are numerous demands on state and local governments from health and safety to transportation. Fortunately, energy efficiency can strengthen communities through increased resiliency both during and after a natural disaster. On this Better Buildings Residential Network Peer Exchange Call, our speakers will share their experiences and explore the ways in…

Are recent disasters enough to spur utilities to take climate change seriously?

“Even now, utilities for the most part are skittish about mentioning climate change. While some companies are addressing the challenge, for a sizable number, discussing it is mostly lip service to inevitable carbon regulation looming on the horizon. In fact, liberal watchdog group Energy and Policy Institute unearthed evidence that some major utilities knew about the potential impacts from extreme weather…

Climate and weather disasters cost U.S. a record $306 billion in 2017

“A series of devastating hurricanes, wildfires and other extreme weather marked the third-warmest year on record in the contiguous United States. Hurricane Harvey’s extreme rainfall and the most devastating wildfire season on record contributed to $306 billion in damages from climate and weather disasters in the United States in 2017, shattering the previous record by…
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