Alumni Resources

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Forget your carbon footprint. Let's talk about your climate shadow.
interesting take on the personal carbon footprint and contagious behavior...
Portable cooktops
I like the budget pick - Duxtop 9100. Sturdy, simple, cheap.
The 7 Best Solar Power Banks of 2022
Talk to me before you buy these, but this is a good review of the options.
E-Bike Incentive List
Nice summary of ebike incentives
E bike Incentive Overview
Great infographic on ebike incentives in US/Canada
E-bike Buying Guide
Latest on bikes by Micah Toll at electrek - my ebike go to.
Inside EVs Electric Car list
Comprehensive - focused on specs. No qualitative reviews.
Podcast: Will truck lovers go electric? | Canary Media
One of my fave pods on a BIG topic.
Here's every electric vehicle that currently qualifies for the US federal tax credit - Electrek
Nice summary of Federal Credits for EVs
Redwood List of Electric home upgrades
My dictionary/encyclopedia. Prices are Bay Area, CA late 2021.
Does Your Electrification Project Require a Service Upgrade? - GreenBuildingAdvisor
The Decision on upgrading your panel or staying with (typical) 100 Amps is a big variable.
Circuit Breakers: Upending Electrification Myths — Rewiring America
Sam, aka heat pump man, on why they’re great.
Julian Spector cooks on induction!
It’s like Julian’s sneaking into our course and vibing with us! A great overview of portable induction life!
Do Airline Offset Programs Really Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? - The New York Times
Offsets are still a mess - this is a good take.
Everything You Need to Know About Roadtripping in an EV
Canary's Alison Takemura walks Pattrn TV through the electrified home of the future
I love Canary Media. And Allison breaks down small, medium and large projects in the electric home journey. A nice 4 min vid!
Flywheel: Your radar for owned and used micromobility. #ebike
Flywheel Resources: a great guide to owned and used smaller EVs
Puneeth writes one of my top 5 favorite newsletters, Flywheel. He works with Reilly Brennan, author of another top read, FoT. He’s been tracking the used market for small EVs for a while. This is what Randy Nonnenberg did right before he launched Bring A Trailer, where $1B of used cars changed hands last year. Puneeth’s put his writing, some of his fave reads from others, and a ton of data all in one place….
A great review of used EVs from Max at Out of Spec guide
Great facebook group for electric home questions
Hosted by the cranky, genuine Nate the House Whisperer. Great go to for real talk on electric appliances, esp HVAC, cooking, insulation, hot water.
Is Your Gas Range a Health Risk? - Consumer Reports
The science on gas ranges - they aren’t good for you.
Noisy, Polluting Leaf Blowers Are Finally Going Electric - Bloomberg
One of my 2021 startup ideas was financing this activity. Cool to see things moving here.
How to Electrify Your Home
An excellent pod from friend of MNE, John Semmelhack
Great ebike starter article
Great overview of how to approach your first ebike.
A Data-Driven Guide to Effective Personal Climate Action
Erika’s post is spectacularly detailed and makes me feel lame, but I still love having this as a reminder of what I can work on.
https://microgridknowledge.com/vehicle-to-microgrid-vehicle-to-grid/
Not much out there on V2X, but this is the best resource I’ve found.
Electric Vehicles With a 250-Mile-Plus Range on a Charge - Consumer Reports
Good review includes lots of new models.
Future EVs: Every Electric Vehicle Coming Soon
Good to see C and D covering EVs now. That’s a tipping point if I’ve ever seen one.
Cool Canary piece on a Just Transition
Canary’s great coverage on big part of the IRA.