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“Natural” gas: the silent polluter

Natural gas hardly is natural. Not in how it’s extracted, refined or transported at least. To obtain natural gas, most extraction is performed utilizing a process called hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”). Fracking is an increasingly water intensive process. The average fracked natural gas well consumes about 9,600,000 gallons of water, which is mixed with sand, […]

Increasing energy efficiency in your Arl...

As a longtime resident of Arlington, Virginia who is passionate about sustainability, I’ve undertaken many projects to increase the energy efficiency of my home.  Many of the homes in Arlington, including mine, are older and need extra care and attention to improve their energy efficiency. Through some straightforward analysis Arlington home owners can determine which investments make […]