Post Carbon Institute

Posted by Amy Guinan

Mar 31, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Founded in 2003, The Post Carbon Institute’s mission is to lead the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world by providing individuals and communities with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated economic, energy, and ecological crises of the 21st century.

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Rocky Mountain Institute: Valuing Natural Capital

Posted by Amy Guinan

Feb 17, 2015 7:30:00 AM

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is a "think and do tank" that helps corporations, non profit organizations, academic institutions, the military, and other organizations implement market based solutions to work in more efficeint, ecologically responsible ways.  

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Sierra Club: Founded in 1892; As Influential as Ever

Posted by Amy Guinan

Feb 12, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Originally founded in 1892 by legendary pioneer and environmental activist John Muir, The Sierra Club is one of the largest and most influential grassroots organizations in America.  Some of the succesful past campaigns of the Sierra Club include:

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National Clean Energy Summit Delivers

Posted by Douglas Arrison

Sep 10, 2014 12:35:00 AM

National Clean Energy Summit 7.0

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Solar Energy News for Wednesday, March 31

Posted by Daniel Kulpinski

Mar 31, 2010 6:32:00 AM

Kaiser Permanente to Install Solar Panels at 15 Sites in California

Health care giant Kaiser Permanente announced March 30 that it has made a deal with Recurrent Energy to put solar panels on buildings at 15 Kaiser sites across California. All told, the panels will generate 15 megawatts of power—or what approximately 11,000 homes use in any given instant. Each site will receive about 10 percent of its power from the rooftop panels. Recurrent will install the solar panels and Kaiser will spend $95.6 million over 20 years for power from the panels. That amount is about the same, or a little less, than buying electricity from the grid at today’s prices. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Kaiser wants to use on-site, sustainable energy for 25 percent of its electricity needs by the year 2020.

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5 Reasons to Love Solar Car Racing

Posted by Douglas Arrison

Oct 25, 2009 10:08:00 AM

This week 32 solar powered cars from 17 countries have converged on Australia's outback to compete for the title of World Solar Car Champion. The race, the "World Solar Challenge" takes place every two years - giving teams ample time to raise money, design, build and test their dream vehicles. It's a unique event and there are 5 reasons to love every part of it.

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Feed-in Tariffs - Why do we need them?

Posted by Neville Williams

Sep 27, 2009 1:26:00 PM

The idea is great, and it works, but the name is terrible. It came out of Germany in English translation. We should call it "clean energy purchase" or "solar buy back" or at least Feed-in Rate, since we pay electric utility rates, not tariffs.

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From Ecotopia to Solartopia

Posted by Neville Williams

Aug 28, 2009 9:46:00 AM

Utopias have always had a place in the American vision, from William Penn's "Sylvania," to Robert Owen's New Harmony, to the Oneida and Shaker communities and the Amana Colonies, right up to The Farm, in Tennessee founded in 1971 by back-to-the land hippies.

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