Shady Deal: Urban Trees Save Energy for Buildings


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Shady Deal: Urban Trees Save Energy for Buildings reports Emily Laber-Warren at Newsweek. That’s money growing on trees. Shaded buildings use 25 to 40 percent less energy during the summer, averting power overloads.

That’s why for 20 years, Sacramento has subsidized a diverse planting of more than 500,000 trees, making the city one of the leafiest in the western United States. Going green saves greenbacks — what a way to go!

OO China Slashes Spending On New Fossil-Fuel Power Plants

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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