Can we prepare for climate impacts without creating financial chaos?

May 27, 2019 by  
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How can communities prepare for impacts without scaring away homeowners and investors and setting off a damaging economic spiral?

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Exploring employee activism: Why this stakeholder group can no longer be ignored

May 27, 2019 by  
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Don’t underestimate the power of your workforce as a vocal advocate for transparency and change, with a huge impact on strategy and reputation.

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Columbia Engineer Focuses on Affordable Solar Power

January 25, 2010 by  
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Huiming Yin, an assistant professor at the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is developing a solar panel that could help put sustainable energy within reach of more U.S. households.  The system incorporates solar cells that have a conversion rate of 12 percent, which makes them a good deal less effective at converting sunlight to energy than some of the new technology on the market, but they have the potential to become a good deal more affordable. Rather than focusing on getting the highest solar cell conversion rate, Yin is concentrating on other factors that can make solar power more cost-effective and attractive to homeowners and other property owners.  To do this he combines two emerging trends in the solar industry: “integrated” solar panels that double as building elements, and “hybrid” solar systems that produce both electricity and hot water.

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Rooftop Solar Installations Growing Faster than Utility-Scale Solar

January 10, 2010 by  
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Private solar installations are really taking off nationwide. In just two years, (about the same length of time it takes to get a pair of 250 MW solar power plants approved in California, for example), homeowners and businesses have added that much power to the Californian grid, just from individual rooftops throughout the state. By July last year, 50,000 installations were supplying the California grid with 500 MW of solar power; the equivalent of two average sized solar power plants now under review in the state.

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Hawaii Follows California with a Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff

October 30, 2009 by  
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Earlier this month, Governor Schwarzenegger signed legislation to buy solar power from relatively small private generators for rates above market value.

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