MCP Energy & Construction Resources

(updated 10/06/2021)


General resources for SOCAN Energy

Cement and Related Issues

A Concrete Idea to Reduce Carbon Emissions (Ted Talk , Oct 2020) Concrete is the second most-used substance on Earth (behind water), and it’s responsible for eight percent of the world’s carbon footprint. Cement researcher Karen Scrivener shares the research behind a pioneering new kind of cement known as LC3, which could slash carbon emissions from this crucial building material by 40 percent, if adopted at scale.

Emissions from the Cement Industry

Why cement emissions matter for climate change  

Cutting Concrete’s Carbon Footprint

What is Hempcrete 

The Advantages / Disadvantages of using Hempcrete for buildings


The Truth about Hydrogen

SOCAN ideas for Individual and Collective Action


Global Temperature and Carbon Dioxide

US Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Information Related to Key Questions

Key Question 1: What are the Global and US energy sources and Trends?

US Climate Science Special Report 2017

US Petroleum and Natural Gas Production

Energy Information Administration

US Electricity Generated by Source

Energy Returned on Energy Invested

International Energy Agency

Tracking Solar Panel Efficiency

Global Energy Production and Consumption 

Yale Climate Connections – Wind

Clean Energy – Wind

O2 Arena to install mini wind turbines that can harness even a breeze (March 11, 2021) by Jillian Ambrose, The Guardian

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Offshore Wind Energy (August 12, 2019)

The Solutions Project

The Solutions Project – Clean Energy

Renewable Energy Assessment for Jackson & Josephine Counties

Key Question 2: How is energy used in the home and how can we increase efficiency to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions?

Energy Use in US Homes

Home Energy Score by Better Buildings Solution Center

Energy Information Administration

Renewable Energy

Energy Trust of Oregon

Key Question 3: What is the Greenhouse Gas inventory and what does it show for Oregon and the Rogue Valley? 

EPA Greenhouse-Gas-Equivalencies-Calculator

CO2  Footprint by Country  – Total and Per Capita 

Oregon Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Oregon GHG – Sector Based

Oregon GHG – Consumption Based

Ashland GHG Emissions

Key Question 4: What is the Cool Climate GHG Footprint calculator and how can we use it to reduce our individual GHG emissions?

UC Berkeley Cool Climate Carbon Footprint Calculator Methodology

Cool Climate Network

Cool Climate – Footprint

Cool Climate – Mobile Calculator