The compelling case for creating a nation of microgrids

March 15, 2017 by  
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We so take the electricity infrastructure for granted that we fail to recognize it as a potent public policy tool for economic revitalization. Of all large infrastructures in the United States, nothing is more poised for transformative change, with a host of long- and short-term benefits, as today’s electricity delivery system — not roads, not information technology, not oil, coal and natural gas, not entertainment, not retail, not housing construction, not healthcare.

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Partnerships: The key to getting green chemistry tech to market?

March 15, 2017 by  
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How companies such as Levi’s, Apple and Dow are engaging in the pursuit of new materials and industrial ingredients.

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8 ways cities are upping the ante on building efficiency

March 15, 2017 by  
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Leading by example and linking up with utilities are among the strategies cities are deploying.

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Could ‘pay-as-you-go’ solar electrify rural Africa?

March 15, 2017 by  
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Pay-as-you-go systems helped make cell phones widespread across Africa by bypassing landline infrastructure. Can the same model work for solar energy?

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What rural Alaska can teach the world about renewable energy

March 13, 2017 by  
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With plenty of trickling streams and blowing wind, many remote Alaskan communities are doing away with fossil fuels altogether.

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Get ready for virtual power plants

January 17, 2017 by  
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Could this be the holy-grail application for distributed grid resources?

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GreenBiz 101: What you should know about energy data

September 14, 2016 by  
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Utility bill data or interval data? Utility-owned smart meters or building-installed meters? Parsing the advantages and disadvantages of various energy data types.

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Dirt Capital seeds financing for ecological farms

September 14, 2016 by  
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Former Goldman Sachs real estate developer pivots to help small sustainable farmers buy land.

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Cut the beef — for health, for the environment and, er, for business?

September 14, 2016 by  
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A study by a consultant and the Kellogg School of Management finds that reducing beef consumption — and beef offerings at restaurants — benefits not only human health and efforts to stem climate change but profitability.

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New advanced meters prove smart grids work

August 18, 2016 by  
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Illinois utility develops a new tool to measure smart grid benefits. Is this a game changer for our power industry?

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