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Year 1 Review and Your Feedback

We launched the AWESome EarthKind podcast a year ago on August 6th, 2020 –– the 75th anniversary of humanity’s destructive use of nuclear power on the people of Hiroshima, arguably the date that humanity became the 5th Force of Nature.

The Energizer Bunny

Pete is often called the Energizer bunny. After 32 years as the Chief Scientist for the New York Attorney General’s Environmental Division, Pete took a second career and turned his attention to creating sustainable hot water systems.

Clean Heat Incentives

Whether you have a single family home, or a multifamily, small business, or commercial building – New York’s Clean Heat Programs can provide incentives to help you make your clean energy transition.

Clean Heat with National Grid

Where ever you live in New York State, your utility has an incentive program to help you reduce your heating, cooling and hot water costs. Whether you’re a gas or an electric residential, multifamily, small business, or commercial customer – New York mandated utility Clean Heat Programs can provide...

Happy Independence Week!

In last week’s AWESome EarthKind episode, we shared how burning one gallon of gasoline emits 20 pounds of carbon dioxide and how we spew out a pound of CO2 for every mile we drive. If we drive an average of 12,000 miles, we’re each putting 6 tons of CO2 into the air every year.

Good Night Gasoline

Multiply the number of gallons we consume every day, and you can understand why the atmosphere now has 50% more carbon dioxide than it did 100 years ago. No wonder it has accelerated global climate change and has fueled the more extreme weather conditions we are facing these days.

Cooking Better than Gas

How would you like to cook twice as much food in the same amount of time – and do it more precisely, consistently, and safely? -without overheating your kitchen?Did you know that the best chefs in the world have discovered how Electric Induction Stoves use the power of electromagnets to heat pans...

Climate Change and Senior Citizens

In the cover story of their most recent newsletter, the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) informed their millions of members that Climate Change “is already impacting the health, wealth, safety and daily lives” of older Americans (as well as their children and grandchildren).

State & Utility Clean Electricity Policies

Did you know that 19 states now have 100% clean energy targets by 2050? But - did you also know that only a handful of them are legally binding?

Across the U.S., state governments and utility regulatory authorities are creating policies and programs to move our society to clean energy. 

Memorial Day History (& Future?)

Memorial Day is when we honor those men & women who died defending the U.S. Constitution while serving in the military. But did you know that the first Memorial Day was called Decoration Day and originated in the years following the U.S. Civil War? And that it only became an official federal...

Electric planes taking off!

The entire world is moving to eliminate fossil fuels by using the Forces of Nature (the Air, Water, Earth, and Sun) to create the clean electricity that will power our civilization. But the question everyone asks is – how will we replace fossil fuels in heavy duty transportation equipment...

Common Questions about Electric Vehicles (EVs)

California and New York have banned sales of new fossil-fueled cars by 2035 (the same date that GM announced they will be eliminating their gas-fueled cars). Volvo will be stopping non-electric car production & sales by 2030 - and the entire world is moving off gas and diesel powered cars - and...

Phase Changes with Govi Rao

It’s the roaring 2020s – the decade when everything changes… and it’s incredible how science and nature are creating new solutions to our most daunting challenges. Energy Efficiency is always the first step in clean energy – because “the cheapest energy is the energy we DON’T use”. Imagine...

Earth Month

Earth Month

In 1970, the first Earth Day event mobilized millions of Americans and generated the momentum that led to the Clean Water Act and ended the dumping of industrial pollution that had our rivers on fire. That Earth Day mobilization also produced the Clean Air Act that dramatically reduced air...

Zip System House Wrap

Zip System House Wrap

The least expensive and most climate-friendly energy is that which we don’t use. The first thing we should always do is use energy efficiency techniques and technologies to reduce energy consumption and waste. When we are constructing a new building or renovating the envelope of an existing...