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Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

As a veteran reporter, Matt Power has covered virtually every aspect of design and construction. His award-winning articles often tackle tough environmental challenges in a way that makes them relevant to both professionals and end users. An expert on both building science and green building, he has a long history of asking hard questions--and adding depth and context as he unfolds complex issues. Matt is a founding member of the Tiny House Industry Association, and sits on the board of The Resilience Hub, an educational organization focused on permaculture and hands-on reskilling.


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GOP Push for More Nuclear Power is Beyond Clueless

Posted by Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

Jun 27, 2019 10:06:48 AM

Apparently many senators need a primer on energy. Nuclear is a fiscal nightmare, and solar costs now beat fossil fuels.

I read this laughable bit of news in the Washington Examiner this morning:

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New Insulation Products Aim at Niche Markets

Posted by Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

Jun 3, 2019 3:00:19 PM

Although traditional means of insulation still firmly control the building market, several new products aim to challenge the status quo. Are they fads or forerunners?

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Smug Mode: Red Dwarf Star Romances Electric Vehicles

Posted by Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

Jan 31, 2019 9:24:53 AM

Robert Llewelyn, much-loved star of the british Sci-Fi comedy Red Dwarf, has a passion, like Kryten, for things that run on batteries.

When Green Builder Media publisher Craig Coale told me he'd been having some great discussions with Robert Llewelyn about a TV show called Fully Charged, about EVs and batteries, I made him stop.

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The Smart Money is On Electric Air Taxis for Urban Hipsters

Posted by Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

Oct 9, 2018 2:17:08 PM


As far-fetched as it may sound, the high-flying cityscapes of science fiction hit all the right notes for investors.

Andrew Beebe is looking ahead with both eyes open. And what he sees, as an investor with years of experience in the solar power industry, isn't more of the same. It's a transformed world, where smart cities, electrified mobility and renewable energy work together.

“Mass transit is the greenest solution we have for mobility,” Beebe says, speaking from his Obvious Ventures headquarters in Burlingame, Calif. “I’m really focused on the electrification of transportation—electric jets, electric air taxis. They’re not really airplanes. They’re more like helicopters that can take off and land vertically.”

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