After a year of COVID shutdowns, bankruptcies, deaths, and economic despair, how can individuals help rebuild our economy and community? By investing in their local economy, catalyzing innovation, shifting capital to the local projects, and thus making our communities more sustainable, vibrant, and resilient. Whether managing large funds or modest nest eggs, investors can make […]
USDA Invites Applications for Loans Under the Rural Energy Savings Program
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand today invited applications from utilities to help rural families and small businesses make cost-saving energy efficiency improvements.
USDA is making funding available under the […]
With so many things strained in supply, it might feel like a luxury to have anything abundant at all. Information pumps, however, still seem to be working at full capacity. Drowning in spreadsheets and news bites, some way to find certainty in the data one depends upon would naturally float […]
NYSERDA and the Public Service Commission yesterday announced 0% financing to help stimulate energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy systems, including heat pumps (see the highlit section below) !
On March 27, 2020 over 800 individuals participated in a Webinar, jointly hosted by the Department of Public Service and the New York State Energy Research […]
The author’s son enjoys their zero energy pool. Courtesy photo.
Great news! Making money by cutting your carbon footprint to zero is a new reality. I own a large house built in the 1970s. I’ve already cut its energy bills and carbon footprint to zero, making a 15% return on […]
UPCOMING WEBINAR FINANCING 2.0: NAVIGATING 3RD-PARTY FINANCING FOR EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLESTUESDAY, JULY 10, 2018 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET The last few years have seen dramatic growth in the variety of third-party financing options available for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. To help make sense of the options, DOE recently rolled out […]
Hear from some of the people you will meet at our dynamic, don’t-miss 2018 Energy Efficiency Finance Forum. On Tuesday, May 8 at 3:00 p.m., the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy will host a webinar to explore how states, cities, and localities can best finance energy efficiency projects and achieve clean energy goals. […]
By Barbara Whitchurch
What is the 2030 Challenge (also known as the 2030 District Movement)? Well, the premise is actually quite simple. Buildings account for over 40% of the CO2 emissions and over 45% of the greenhouse gases (GHGs) created in the U.S. each year. (Urban environments emit 75% of GHGs globally.) Therefore, improving the […]
GMP and Customers Exceed 2017 Carbon Reduction Goals
Green Mountain Power (GMP) has set an ambitious goal for carbon reduction in 2018 and beyond. The goal is to partner with Vermont customers to drive down costs and eliminate more than 8,000 metric tons of carbon emissions per year using clean energy for the next two […]
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An off-shore wind farm is proposed for 25 miles off the coast of New Bedford, MA to provide stable power for 500,000 homes, with the 55 MW of battery storage. Image: baystatewind.org
By Chris Gillespie