01.24.2015

Louisville, Kentucky looks to tree canopy, parking lots, & green/white roofs to combat urban heat island


How the Fastest-Warming City in the Country Is Cooling Off
www.politico.com
Maria Koetter squints into the sun and points toward the southeast, surveying Louisville from atop one of its tallest buildings. “Look at that!” she says. Sprawled before us are the elements that have shaped this city of 750,000. The Ohio River rolls muddy blue, straddled by bridges and…
01.24.2015

Fascinating picture of where we might be heading with wind power. Most of the wind farms in Oklahoma have been built in the windy northwestern part of our state, and this required long transmission lines to deliver the power to our larger population centers. But new technology could allow wind farms to be developed cost-effectively in areas where the wind isn't as strong.


How new turbine technology will open up the Southeast to wind development
www.utilitydive.com
"The message is that wind energy could be a more significant generation opportunity in this region than you thought."
01.23.2015

Implementing bus priority street systems can reduce severe and fatal crashes by 50%.


Urban Transportation Safety and Bus System Design | Sustainable Cities Collective
sustainablecitiescollective.com
Traffic safety has become an urgent issue for cities around the globe, with traffic deaths claiming over 1.2 million lives per year according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Without proper action, this unacceptable trend is expected to make road fatalities the fifth leading cause of death by…
01.22.2015

Immigrants are helping save main street, are Oklahoma communities doing enough to support them?


3 cities where immigrants helped save Main Street
fusion.net
New immigrants are increasingly becoming the face of community businesses across the country and, in some cases, a lifeline for dying neighborhoods.
01.21.2015

Is the oil industry expanding its energy horizons? “We had never collaborated on anything like this before, so there was a little trepidation in the beginning."


Oil Industry Joins Hands With Solar in Latest Annual Report
www.greentechmedia.com
Strange bedfellows in a collaboration that could mark a shift to an “all-of-the-above” energy future
01.21.2015

its ice storm season, and severe weather is just around the corner..are you prepared?


How to live comfortably without power if an emergency forces you off grid
inhabitat.com
What would you need to do to live comfortably off the grid? Consider these basic systems and make your power outage as comfortable as your regular life.
01.20.2015

A new solar system is installed every 2.5 minutes in the US


New data shows a solar system is installed every 2.5 minutes in the U.S.
inhabitat.com
With a solar system installed every 2.5 minutes in 2014, the US is now home to 578,000 solar installations.
01.19.2015

"We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now." - Martin Luther King Jr.
01.19.2015

"We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now." - Martin Luther King Jr.
01.18.2015

Strong Towns says new road construction spending is a ponzi scheme, do you agree?


No New Roads
www.strongtowns.org
I’m going to aggressively oppose any increase in transportation funding in Minnesota, any other state or at the federal level, until there is aggressive reform of this system.