Check out this video recording of Chef Rachelle’s cooking demonstration on an induction stovetop, presented by Electrify Now: You can find the link to the recipe she demonstrated here. Check out these other upcoming virtual events on electrification: October 20 – Electrification in New Construction October 28 – Electrification and Equity November 18 – Heat Pump […]
“Peer influence—a.k.a. “the neighborhood effect”—is shown to have a bigger impact on the uptake of clean energy tech than things like glitzy advertising, expert knowledge, or even social media reviews.” See this article on Generation 180
“California will ban the sale of new gasoline-only cars starting in 2035, the most aggressive action Gov. Gavin Newsom has yet taken to combat the causes of climate change.” See the article here: https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/California-to-ban-sale-of-new-gas-only-cars-in-15591347.php
Join a webinar this Wednesday, September 23, 2020, from 12-1p PDT to watch a professional chef use an induction stove, which uses electricity instead of natural gas, resulting in improved indoor air quality and reduced carbon emissions. This webinar will feature Rachelle Boucher, professional chef and “appliance whisperer” who will demonstrate the joy of cooking […]
A recent article shows the impact microgrids in California have to provide local power during power outages. https://microgridknowledge.com/california-blackouts-microgrids-flexible-load/
CITRIS and the Banatao Institute: EcoBlock Principal Investigator and CIEE Electric Grid Director Sascha von Meier provides a brief overview of the Oakland EcoBlock project. Watch the video.
An article in the New York Times describes the rising electrical production by renewables (and decline of coal). https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/13/climate/coronavirus-coal-electricity-renewables.html
The EcoBlock team supports Black Lives Matter and pledges to focus on greater racial equity and inclusivity. We recognize there can be no climate justice without racial justice. Black, brown, red and other communities of color suffer disproportionately higher rates of negative health impacts from air pollution and lack of resources. This is particularly true […]
A thoughtful, updated article “The Problem with Net-Zero Buildings (and the Case for Net-Zero Neighborhoods)” from Building Green on the benefits of community-scale systems.Read the full article.
SF Chronicle: EcoBlock co-PI Dan Kammen describes the relationship between combatting COVID-19 and climate change in a San Francisco Chronicle opinion piece published April 22, 2020. “Globally, scientists are coming to many of the same conclusions for how we can stave off the worst of the climate crisis: Cut off the source of the problem […]