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  • Simulate This! | The Marian Koshland Science Museum of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences | Noteworthy | The Sallan Foundation in the Media
    the Media Home Crank Up The AC NOT Noteworthy The Marian Koshland Science Museum of the U S National Academy of Sciences Simulate This How to confront climate change identify priorities and recommend a mitigation strategy to reduce cumulative U S greenhouse gas emissions to 203 gigatons CO2 equivalent or below by the year 2050 Image Screen grab from the Koshland Science Museum Simulator click start interactive Home About Sallan

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  • Leave No Doubt About It | Merchants Of Doubt | Noteworthy | The Sallan Foundation in the Media
    believe It seemed obvious that the tactics and techniques they used needed to be exposed and now we have the documentary The Merchants of Doubt which has accomplished that task perhaps for the first time I consider this a distinguished public service Based on the book by science historians Naomi Oreskes and Erik M Conway this is a movie about deception depicting P R giants such as Hill and Knowlton a leader in the field of manufacturing reality who we learn were major players in the campaign to delay for 50 years the certainty that smoking cigarettes caused cancer They were instrumental in developing and deploying a strategy that created doubt which it turns out is not that difficult to do and pays big dividends This simple technique successfully allowed a half million deaths from smoking to occur Today it s déjà vu all over again as H K and other PR players have been retained by the fossil fuel industry and the flame retardant industry and surprise they have employed the same playbook to confuse obfuscate and confound all in service to the big prize to delay action on the climate issue Scientists who are overwhelmingly certain of the fact of human caused climate change are admittedly not the world s greatest communicators and clearly no match for the verbal skills of a just a handful of well paid corporate shills These spokesmen for the fossil fuel industry express the point of view of climate deniers with few or no scientific credentials or knowledge but are routinely trotted out by the media in the name of balance to debate the issue on TV Review The documentary The Merchants of Doubt directed by Robert Kenner of Food Inc skillfully unravels the shadowy forces behind the manufacture of uncertainty that has

    Original URL path: http://www.sallan.org/Sallan_In-the-Media/2015/01/leave_no_doubt_about_it.php (2016-02-10)
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  • BEEx Launch Party | Building Energy Exchange | Noteworthy | The Sallan Foundation in the Media
    first of its kind resource center connects building owners to energy efficiency training and technology has opened Funded by New York State NYPA and NYSERDA and fully supported by Mayor Bill de Blasio Mayor s Office of Sustainability and many other luminaries including REBNY BEEx has stepped in to provide critical training and many other resources to accelerate the adoption of energy efficient projects and technologies Full house great lighting at the beexNY launch exciting times for NY s energyefficiency community and beyond pic twitter com 5pvJBOxiYN Sarah Davidson sarahdavidson63 January 13 2015 Chair of beexNY NRDC s Ashok Gupta welcomes the packed house at the launch of the new energyefficiency space pic twitter com JdxP9Afm9m Jill Anderson JillEnergy January 13 2015 NY State supporting energyefficiency at beexNY with 3 5 MM Cleaner Greener grant through NYSERDA pic twitter com orEcXoWJVJ Jill Anderson JillEnergy January 13 2015 NYC Sustainability Director Nilda Mesa launching bldg energy exchange beexNY another step to 80x50 GreeNYC pic twitter com RBmLzrLyTZ Amy Spitalnick amyspitalnick January 13 2015 Great piece on our opening State to provide 3 5 million for building efficiency program http t co 0ilqRkDVKw via capitalnewyork BEEx beexNY January 13 2015 watch Richard

    Original URL path: http://www.sallan.org/Sallan_In-the-Media/2015/01/beex_launch_party.php (2016-02-10)
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  • Passive House Takes Manhattan | Viridian Future | Noteworthy | The Sallan Foundation in the Media
    19th century brownstones on West 95th Street to the first Passive House in Manhattan Nancy Anderson walked through Viridian Future with Co Owners Lorna and Abel who decided to make New York home and make a difference by inspiring and educating others The General Contractor GreenStreet delves into the recent launch of the EnerPHit standard which addresses how Passive House goals can be achieved for retrofits http t co owQYNCzmmN

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  • Crank Up The AC, NOT | Memories of Next Summer | Our Back Pages | The Sallan Foundation in the Media
    Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers they say 76 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal in summer and 72 in the winter July 29th Mayor de Blasio hosted a press conference on extreme heat requesting that air conditioning be set at 78 degree to reduce energy usage Why is air conditioning still so fierce on the subways and at the office that it is directing fashion the scarf as a style element Why

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  • A Tip Of The Hat | Office of Sustainability | Our Back Pages | The Sallan Foundation in the Media
    a Sallan Foundation sponsored event Greening Our Built Environment Three Approaches to Cutting NYC s Carbon Footprint in June 2008 when Mesa was the Assistant V P of Environmental Stewardship at Columbia University Columbia being one of the leaders of the pack plans to to cut their institutional carbon footprint 30 percent by the year 2017 in other words virtually twice as fast as the commitment made for the rest

    Original URL path: http://www.sallan.org/Sallan_In-the-Media/2014/12/a_tip_of_the_hat.php (2016-02-10)
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  • Rx For Energy Anxiety | National Geographic | Our Back Pages | The Sallan Foundation in the Media
    Upwards and Onwards Our Back Pages National Geographic Rx For Energy Anxiety Relief is in sight for a nation growing more anxious about chances of its energy supply going down during extreme weather and climate induced emergencies Think micro grids distributed generation and new tech energy storage devices as key components of something better Sallan s Energy Revolution speakers are already deploying safeguards for a more climate resilient U S

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  • Tracking Moral Hazard | Ratepayers On the Hook | Our Back Pages | The Sallan Foundation in the Media
    in Fulton County Superior Court The Washington Post just reported almost a year to the day later that local ratepayers could be on the hook for nearly 900 million due to a contractor who put too much space between steel rebar in the foundations at the heart of new new reactors The Washington Post Article Excerpt The NRC has also been keeping an eye on a pair of new reactors the Southern Co has been building at its Vogtle complex in Georgia Financing costs were lowered sharply by a promise of a federal loan guarantee by the Obama administration and by a Georgia state law that allows Southern s subsidiary Georgia Power to pass much of the cost along to ratepayers while the plant is under construction Most states require a power plant to go online before customers have to pay for it Within months however Southern said that as much as 900 million could be added to its subsidiary s share of the 14 billion cost An industry consultant who requested anonymity to preserve his business relationships said that the contractor put too much space between steel rebar in the foundations at the heart of the new reactors To

    Original URL path: http://www.sallan.org/Sallan_In-the-Media/2013/03/tracking_moral_turpitude.php (2016-02-10)
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