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53 Articles by A. Siegel

Have some P.I.T.I.E America- Putting Energy into the US Home Financing Structure

Considering the pitiful nature of the American home financing system, with its systematic ignoring of key fiscal issues like location and energy efficiency, perhaps it is time for Congress to have some P.I.T.I.E. on us. The Sensible Accounting to Value Energy (or, voila, SAVE) Act would ... keep reading

Written by A. Siegel in April 2011

Energy Efficiency in Financing Process Supports Housing Affordability

There are a myriad of ways in which the U.S. home mortgage system is weak - even broken. The extent of the housing bubble to the shoddy paperwork (and, in too many cases, outright fraud) in foreclosures are just two minor little examples of the problems we face. One contributing ... keep reading

Written by A. Siegel in October 2010, about Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Architecture, Children and Families, Design, Economics, Education, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government, Smart Growth

Energy Smart Micro-Lending

Today is time to take a moment to make a plug for a specific charity as I am about to write a check and you might want to as well. A bit of background first. Microfinance is a tremendous tool for helping give people real opportunities to foster better lives ... keep reading

Written by A. Siegel in September 2010, about Children and Families, Design, Economics, Education, Events, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government, Poverty & Development

A Green Entrepreneur Reports from the Olympics

Jack Hidary, one of the more innovative green entrepreneurs, was at the recent Vancouver Olympics evidently enjoying himself at events (especially speed skating) but, more importantly, engaging with world leaders (political, cultural, private sector) to foster engagement toward more sustainable practices. Find more videos like this on Planet Forward ... keep reading

Written by A. Siegel in March 2010, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Art & Culture, Celebrities, Children and Families, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Education, Events, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Media, Politics & Government

Solar Powered Farming

Since diving into the deep end when it comes to energy issues, almost every day sees new concepts, approaches, and technologies. Fascinating ... exciting ... even hope inspiring at times. And, to top it all off, so many of these are truly Energy COOL as well. Innovative combinations of rather straightforward, well-in-hand ... keep reading

Written by A. Siegel in February 2010, about Agriculture & Food, Children and Families, Clean Technologies, Design, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Events, Food, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Poverty & Development, Solar, Water, Weather (1 comment)

The Power of No Regrets

One of the most promising, yet also most frustrating, aspects of dealing with climate change is how the noise (the static) of the debate makes it difficult for the majority of people to understand the power of the "No Regrets" strategy opportunity and promise. The concept of a "No Regrets ... keep reading

Written by A. Siegel in January 2010, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Children and Families, Climate Change, Design, Economics, Education, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government

McKinsey's Systematic Under Valuing of Efficiency

Economy versus the Environment. This is a slogan for many when they consider the challenges of dealing with Climate Change and the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In 2007, McKinsey issued Reducing US Greenhouse Gas Emissions: How Much at What Cost? that provided a a significant contribution to this ... keep reading

Written by A. Siegel in January 2010, about Climate Change, Economics, Education, Emissions, Events, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Media, Politics & Government

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights ... scrooge or savior? (an annual refrain ...) Do you love those displays of Christmas (or Hannukah or Kwanza or ...) lights? Are you awed by those so impassioned that they string up 1000s of lights in awesome displays worthy of a city center? I once did, pausing on cold winter ... keep reading

Written by A. Siegel in December 2009, about Children and Families, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Events, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Pollution (2 comments)

A Win-Win-Win-Win-Win-Win Opportunity?

With the United States of America's ever-mounting trade and budget deficits, unemployment above 10 percent (and, dependent on counting, un- and under-employment above 20 percent), looming peak oil and other resource (water, for example) limitations, environmental challenges, and ever-mounting climate chaos , America faces a very serious situation. In fact ... keep reading

Written by A. Siegel in November 2009, about Children and Families, Clean Technologies, Coal & Oil, Design, Economics, Electric vehicles, Events, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Philosophy & Religion, Politics & Government, Smart Growth, Transport, Travel (2 comments)

Beware Silver Bullet Thinking

Across the world, people are passing around with great excitement the news that there might be a bug that will create oil. And, not just bio-derived oil, but carbon-negative oil. One little bug, too small for the naked eye to see, and all our problems are solved! Peak Oil? Forget ... keep reading

Written by A. Siegel in May 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Design, Energy Saving, Finance & Money, Green energy, Industry & Business, Pollution (1 comment)

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