Cities

Meter-ology

Part 1 of interview with local-food economist Ken Meter [PODCAST]

Local food economist Ken Meter(Jerry Carlson/Agri-Energy)Ken Meter, director of Minneapolis-based Crossroads Resource Center, is probably the country’s foremost thinker on the role of food in …

not forcing a james connection at all

The future of Rust Belt cities in the post-LeBron era

     Keith AllisonContrived news hooks based on LeBron James are so last week, but Aaron Renn at New Geography has a good link between …

RAILBLAZING

Does New York City’s High Line park matter in the fight against climate change?

1 hr photo via FlickrThe best use for elevated transit tracks is running trains on them. But the next best use might be beautiful, innovative …

Pace re-maker

House Democrats introduce bill to defend PACE clean-energy program

Thirty House Democrats signed on to a new bill on Thursday that would save Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs, which have been under attack …

Ain't cool to be hot

These heating and cooling engineers are licensed to make you laugh [VIDEO]

The admirable folks at the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) have put out the most unintentionally hilarious/awkward recruiting video I’ve ever …

SEE YOU IN COURT

California attorney general sues Fannie & Freddie over PACE clean-energy programs

Jerry Brown wants to face Fannie and Freddie down.California Attorney General (and candidate for governor) Jerry Brown sued Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac today for …

Hitachi and Schwarzenegger

Hitachi’s Plant Technologies division and two cities in Japan are selling treated sewage water to an iron ore mining company in West Australia for use …

power of babylon

Long Island town threatens to sue Fannie & Freddie over clean-energy program

Here’s the latest in the dispute with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), a finance tool that helps homeowners cut …

Fannie & Freddie, are you listening?

Energy efficiency helps homeowners avoid foreclosure

Energy-efficient homes have significantly lower default and delinquency rates than typical homes, according to an internal analysis conducted for a major financial institution last year. …