Recommended Links (Ed. 0040 / Environment)

Leaves GreenLatest selection of the best stuff I’ve seen lately across the ScratchPaper focus areas of Green, Environment, Energy, Transportation, New Urbanism, including items on The BBC finally deciding to stop wasting air time on climate change deniers, BP concluding we have 53 years of oil left, and the best checklist of things to look for in an electric car that has ever been publishe. Enjoy.


  • BBC told to stop wasting time on climate change deniers and skeptics of proven science
  • Besieged by the rising tides of climate change, Kiribati buys land in Fiji
  • Efforts Grow to Take the Sting Out of the Bee Die-Off
  • Monsanto vs. the monarchs: The fight to save the world’s most stunning butterfly migration
  • The Internet of Things Could Drown Our Environment in Gadgets


  • Complete overview of how to install solar power and save
  • Utilities to battery-powered solar: Get off our lawn
  • The world has 53.3 years of oil left 
  • After twists and turns, SunPower and SolarCity emerge as fierce rivals for solar roofs
  • High Costs and Errors of German Transition to Renewable Energy
  • Renewable Energy Won’t Cause Electric Utility ‘Death Spiral’: Study 
  • Now Elon Musk wants to revolutionize solar panel production
  • With barriers gone for energy data, young entrepreneurs are jumping in
  • Solar power gains momentum after long struggle in Texas
  • This is the bleeding edge of solar materials research
  • The Fracking Fight’s New Front Line
  • Two big labs step back from the most promising next-generation battery


  • As Technology Makes Bicycles Lighter and Faster, It’s the Cyclists Falling Harder
  • The state of electric cars: 10 things you should know
  • Electric Cars Will Change the Way You Power Your Home
  • A checklist for the perfect electric car
  • How the auto industry is getting out of its 100-year rut

New Urbanism

  • Urbanism: Tony Hsieh Gets It
  • Why liberals like walkability more than conservatives
  • New urbanism isn’t just for liberals — conservatives should embrace it too
  • A Conservative Argument for Conservatives to Support New Urbanism
  • An open letter to the New Urbanist movement
  • New Research: Are Women Empowered by New Urbanism
  • Smart Growth Facts vs. Ideology [warning: idiotic editorial opinion piece in defense of sprawl]
  • Design Renaissance: The Porch Friendliest Place in the House
  • The Conservatism of New Urbanism
  • Urbanism at a Crossroads
  • How Crowdsourcing And Machine Learning Will Change The Way We Design Cities
  • As American Cities Grow, New Urbanism Must Be Inclusive
  • Study finds serious challenges to ‘New Urbanist’ communities

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