Kif Scheuer

  • Another brick from the wall (of denial)

    Hockey stick study bolstered

    Nice story over at Newscientist.com about a new study by David C. Lund, Jean Lynch-Stieglitz, and William B. Curry in Nature that undercuts the “where’s the little ice age?” argument against Mann’s Hockey Stick graph:

  • D.C. may mandate green building standards for private development

    The bill could affect most large construction in the city starting in 2012

    In a preliminary vote, the D.C. city council unanimously decided to phase in green building standards that would apply to private as well as public development in the district. The district is poised to become the first major city in …

  • EBN calls RECs one of the top 10 green building products of 2006

    It’s an important addition to the REC debate

    Building Green, publisher of Environmental Buildings News and GreenSpec, just released their top 10 green building products for 2006, and Community Energy’s Renewable Energy Credits made the list. Although not directly related to the “kerfuffle” about the Whole Foods/Renewable Choice …

  • New Pew review: business strategies for climate change

    A report shows how big businesses are preparing

    The Pew Center published a report today on business strategies for dealing with climate change [PDF]. The report was authored principally by University of Michigan Professor (and recent Grist contributor) Andrew Hoffman. I’ve only had a chance to glance at …

  • Atlas shrugs: California seals the deal on cap and trade

    New bill should spark lots of discussion

    The New York Times (and everyone else) reports that California has reached a deal for a cap and trade program on carbon emissions.

  • A bulb a day keeps the climate at bay: Wal-Mart to push CFLs

    Are there downsides to the retail giant’s efforts to up sales of CFLs?

    We’ve heard scads about Wal-Mart turning over a big, fat green leaf (here and here and here and probably lots of other places, too). Well, here’s another one reported by Fast Company that really left my jaw hanging open: In …

  • Growing a stabilization wedge: lessons from green buildings

    Can we compare growth in the green building and green transportation sectors?

    I’ve just been reading those Scientific American articles on energy and climate change. After rereading the stabilization wedges article (PDF) I began to think, “How likely is it that any particular wedges will take off?” This got me thinking about …

  • Austin City Limits: zero energy code

    The city of Austin, already host to the granddaddy of all green building programs, is stepping it up further: They are looking into “adopting a series of code changes that will make all new single-family homes built in the City’s …

  • Wind powder

    The NYT reports today that Colorado ski resort giant Vail Resorts is investing heavily in wind, “buying enough credits to offset all the power needed for its resorts, retail stores and office buildings.” Vail Resort’s purchase makes them the second …