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How to use Infogr.am

Have you ever seen a great infographic on social media and wished you could make one for you own organization? Well now you can. Infogr.am, and online infographic generator makes it easy to express your data in a visually captivating way. As we’ve discussed in previous posts, infographics are a…

A reality check on biomass ambitions

To combat climate change and reduce petroleum imports, some countries have started to adopt strong targets for renewable energy. For example, European Union law requires 20% of energy to be from renewable sources by 2020, and is targeting 27% renewable energy by 2030. So far, biomass is by far the largest contributor…

Interactive graphics help data tell a story

If you are the nation’s premiere energy efficiency research organization and you want to make your highly technical findings interesting to the public and energy professionals, what do you do? In preparing for the release of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s latest report – the 2013 City Energy…

NTC13: Packing Crayons for a Technology Conference

At 2:29pm on Saturday afternoon, I stood at the podium and looked across the room. All the seats at the tables were filled; people were packed into the corners at the back, and standing in the doorway. Folks actually stayed through to the last possible session slot at the 2013…

Creating a Sustainable Future: Women at the Center

What does family planning have to do with Earth Day? More than you might think. Family planning gives women and families the tools they need to decide whether and when to have children – and that, quite literally, can mean the world. Here are a few of the ways in…