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You Don’t Need a Tesla Powerwall Battery, Unless…

It doesn’t make sense to invest in a Tesla Powerwall battery for you home unless you have these specific needs.… Read more

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Counterpoint: Home Energy Efficiency is Making a Difference

RTAblog_2015_0226_plugsIn a recent MNN post, Lloyd Alter contends “having more stuff is eating up all the gains from being more efficient”. Is that true?… Read more

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A Green Building Program that Doesn’t Allow Combustion In Homes?

RTAblog_2015_0210_GasCooktopIs this our direction? No gas stove? No fireplace? Some people would argue that means no comfort.… Read more

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Keystone XL Public Comment Period Now Open

The U.S. Department of State has opened a public comment period for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. You have until March 7th to share your opinion!… Read more

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Who Cares About Energy Storage? You Do, Whether You Know It or Not.

RTAblog_2013_0516_batteriesIt was a pleasant surprise to see USA TODAY recently gave hundreds of words to the topic of energy storage. It’s not a glamorous topic yet the impact and importance of energy storage in our lives is quickly increasing.… Read more

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Georgia is Moving Quickly to Lead the Nation in Solar Power

The Southface Energy Institute of Atlanta, GA hosts a monthly Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable (SART) to create a forum for the presentation and discussion of issues critical to our community. The discussion frames the issues so we understand their impact at … Read more

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Why Are Some Americans Fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline?

In the recent US presidential campaign, the Keystone XL Pipeline got some attention from both candidates. The proposed pipeline would carry oil from tar sands in Canada to refineries in the United States. So why are some Americans fighting the … Read more

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What Topic Was Left Out of the Presidential Race for the First Time Since 1984?

RTA_blog_2012_1106_ClimateChangeDuring the 2012 campaigns for President of the United States, one topic was conspicuously absent from the discussion. Climate change was never mentioned during the debates despite organized campaigns to bring up the topic. That got us wondering why…… Read more

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