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Cleveland energy aggregation deal gets green power and low rates

David Beach  |  07/12/13 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Clean energy

The City of Cleveland’s climate-friendly aggregation program offers 60,000 electricity customers a real win-win: lower rates and renewable power.

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Fearsome global warming milestone: Carbon dioxide at 400 ppm

David Beach  |  05/02/13 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Clean energy

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere is about to reach 400 parts per million. Many scientists believe the "safe" level to reduce the risk of cataclysmic climate disruption is 350 parts per million.

Inexorably rising risk<br />The Keeling Curve of atmospheric CO2 level measured at Mauna Loa Observatory. (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)

Cleveland plans for a changing climate: Public input meeting April 11

David Beach  |  04/03/13 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Clean energy, Transform

Cities are at the front lines of climate change. Many of the actions needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the risks of climate change must be implemented at the local level. And many of the effects of climate change that are already occurring—from heat waves to severe storms—directly impact the life of cities.

Clean power to mitigate climate change<br />Cleveland Public Power's solar photovoltaic concentrator demonstration project at the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse uses parabolic mirrors to focus sunlight and produce electricity and thermal energy to heat the greenhouse.

Where the frack is Ohio?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/04/13 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Clean energy, Clean air, Clean water, Land

In the 2012 movie, Promised Land, a prospector for an oil and gas company arrives in a small, Midwest town with a briefcase full of royalty checks. The charming young man played by Matt Damon expects the locals to get all starry eyed at the promise of riches. The only hitch is—and this is where Hollywood may be accused of...

Going deep<br />Fracking permit sites in Ohio. Image: FrackTracker Alliance.

What's your idea for clean energy in Cleveland?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  02/22/13 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Clean energy

GreenCityBlueLake is gathering ideas this month on how energy can be produced and consumed sustainably in Northeast Ohio.

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