KLA Perspectives

Cambridge Leads Building Decarbonization with BlocPower Partnership

Posted by Dunia Seidu on Sep 19, 2023 12:58:56 PM


Guest Post by Dunia Seidu, KLA Summer 2023 Climate Storytelling Intern.

Dunia is a rising senior studying English at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  As Climate Storytelling Intern, she worked with a range of KLA clients, like Cambridge, to tell stories about their current efforts to address and adapt to climate change.

The City of Cambridge has announced a new pilot partnership with BlocPower, is a climate technology company that analyzes, finances and upgrades homes and buildings, becoming the first city in New England to work with the climate technology company on building decarbonization. 

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Topics: clean energy, climate action, energy efficiency, climate resiliency, planning

Making Good on Your Climate Commitments: How a Community Dashboard Can Help

Posted by Kim Lundgren on Nov 8, 2017 9:35:01 PM

To this day one of the best taglines I’ve seen is “Local Action Moves the World.” That’s from ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability where I was the US Services Director from 2005-2009 and had the pleasure of working with hundreds of local governments across the nation. That line reflects the reality on the ground for a myriad of issues where progress is stymied at the national and international levels. None more so than climate change.

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Topics: sustainability, climate change, clean energy, WeAreStillIn, mayors

Why Bonn Matters in Your Community: International Climate Policy, Local Governments and the COP

Posted by Kim Lundgren on Nov 1, 2017 9:50:00 PM

I might not be in Bonn this week for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) Conference of the Parties -- commonly known as COP 23 -- but I’m glad to see that mayors and other local government elected officials from around the globe will once again be there en masse to showcase the impact the local communities and leaders have on climate action.

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Topics: sustainability, climate change, clean energy, cop23, Bonn, WeAreStillIn, mayors

Implementing Sustainability Plans: Hear from Richmond and San Antonio (New Podcasts)

Posted by Kim Lundgren on Aug 4, 2017 12:06:05 PM

At KLA we’ve worked with dozens of cities and counties over the years on plans. Climate action plans. Adaptation plans. Sustainability plans. Energy master plans. And let me tell you, after the blood, sweat, tears and sheer hours that go into one of those plans, it can feel like the journey is over. But a plan is not a destination. It is, in fact, the starting point.

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Topics: sustainability, climate change, clean energy, SAS Talk Podcast

How MA Keeps Claiming the Energy Efficiency Top Spot, and What Other States Can Do

Posted by Kim Lundgren on Oct 11, 2016 4:19:43 PM

Welcome to October....It's Energy Awareness Month! 

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Topics: clean energy