“Traditional” vs “New”: Olympics and Utilities

As both the Sochi Winter Olympic & Special Olympic games have now drawn to a close, more than a few commentators sniffed about a “disappointing” Olympic games for the USA. Speedskating coach Bob Fenn reportedly said, “It’s like the fall of the Roman Empire.” One newspaper commented, “It’s just not the year the U.S. hoped [...]

Will Rural America Continue REAPing Renewable Energy Rewards?

A USDA clean energy incentive program has reaped big benefits for the economy and the environment, but future funding is uncertain. Read more here then consider taking action to support rural clean energy!

Florida Stimulus Success The Untold Story of Energy Savings and Economic Development

In July of 2012, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS), led by Commissioner Adam Putnam, issued an audit of energy initiatives including those funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds — also known as the Stimulus.  The audit states that:  “Based on reports received by the Office of Energy (OOE), [...]

Solar and Wind Energy Subsidies Should Continue Forever

This blog, written by Zachary Shahan, was originally posted on Cleantechnica and can be found here. It seems that every day I’m reading (or even writing) about solar and wind energy’s prices and potential without government subsidies — but it is really ridiculous that dropping government subsidies should even be on the table. Amongst the [...]

Drill Baby Drill the Right Way

Would you believe that an environmental advocate hired a drill rig to help reduce global warming pollution? No, I wasn’t drilling for oil or gas, or burying my carbon dioxide (hmmm). I was installing a geothermal system for my home. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8_6bGBHYts The geothermal system design we chose actually provides us with three services: cooling, heating [...]