News

We review local, regional and national news that touches on our work here at BARC. Whether it be renewable energy, rising sea levels, racial segregation or the changing landscape of new laws and new technologies that will shape our communities.

September 2, 2020 — An article in the New York Times today highlights how in the face of more frequent and severe wildfires, home insurers are retreating from fire-prone areas, leaving homeowners at risk and and potentially devastating the housing market if homes become uninsurable. This creates a complex dilemma for...
September 2, 2020 — An article in the New York Times today highlights how in the face of more frequent and severe wildfires, home insurers are retreating from fire-prone areas, leaving homeowners at risk and and potentially devastating the housing market if homes become uninsurable. This creates a complex dilemma for...
August 27, 2020 — An article in the New York Times highlights the growing acceptance of planned relocation, also known as "managed retreat", strategies to move homes out of harm's way amid rising sea levels and more frequent and severe hurricanes and storms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the...
August 17, 2020 — An article posted on U.C. Berkeley's Energy Institute at Haas blog today highlights the fact that while building electrification mandates are becoming more widespread, policies that only apply to new buildings will be limited in their near-term impact, given the extremely slow rate of new...
August 4, 2020 — An article in the New York Times today highlights how climate change is laying bare the limitations of our disaster response institutions, including FEMA, in responding to more frequent and severe natural disasters caused by climate change. This week alone, Hurricane Isaias and the Apple Fire are...

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