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Ecocentricity Blog: Why Two When One Will Do?

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What we care about with our roofs is that they seal the building and move water off the house without looking ugly. If we also want solar power generation, wouldn’t we prefer roof shingles that also generate power themselves?

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What we care about with our roofs is that they seal the building and move water off the house without looking ugly. If we also want solar power generation, wouldn’t we prefer roof shingles that also generate power themselves?

HP Rolls Out Digital Inclusion and Learning Labs in India

HP World on Wheels expected to bring access to IT and quality education to 6,400 Indian villages.
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With so many science and engineering professionals emerging from India, it’s easy to forget that much of the country is trying to bring quality education to millions of students in rural areas.

These Mobile Tech Hubs are Solar Powered and Could Bring Internet to 6,400 Indian Villages

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In our mobile, hyper-connected society, it’s easy to lose sight of the ease and convenience at which we access a world of information.

Ecocentricity Blog: Credit Where Credit is Due

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No, we don’t get the credit. The Ray does. They have done the work (amazing work), and all the Foundation does is write the check.

Last week, I attended the Southeastern Council of Foundations Annual Meeting, a regional gathering of grantmakers of all types. It’s always a great event, primarily because of the network it offers, but also because of the two or three ideas I typically take away from the sessions or speakers. I heard a good one this year.

As Seen on The Guardian: Energy Day Comes as Major Companies Lead the Fight Against Climate Change

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When the gavel came down on the historic Paris Agreement for climate action on 12 December 2015, the international community delivered a statement of intent for a different and better future. One year on ­– after months of quiet diplomacy, business calls for action and civil society efforts – the agreement has been ratified, and the statement of intent is now set to drive government, business and investment decisions for decades.

A Choice of Progress

Given the results of the election, our sustainability work has become more important than ever. Now is the time for us to step up and fulfill our duty as a group of tireless change-makers that do not shy away from any kind of challenge.
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The team at Green Builder Media, in partnership with friends and colleagues around the world, have worked assiduously for over a decade to affect positive change within and beyond the building industry.  With the Presidential election results, the urgency and significance of our work has increased exponentially.

It’s more important than ever that we take a bold stance to inspire climate action, challenge conventional models, and conquer complacency. 

Regulators Examining Whether Performance-Based Incentives Could Be the Key to a Modernized Grid

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Utility regulators in some U.S. states are considering the adoption of performance-based regulation to replace the traditional cost of service regulation.

Design Basics for Growing Year-Round in a Solar Greenhouse

Grow a variety of crops year-round in cold climates of North America without breaking the bank.
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It’s a little-known fact: most year-round greenhouses are energy guzzlers. To grow a variety of crops year-round in cold climates of North America, a standard greenhouse requires large amounts of heating. Commercial greenhouses in North America can be incredibly energy-intensive, costing about 10 times as much to heat and cool as a standard home in areas like Colorado.

An Enlightened Energy Solution for Rural Africa

Mobisol joins the Business Call to Action with a commitment to connect 800,000 Kenyans with clean, affordable solar energy
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Berlin/New York, November 7, 2016 – Solar energy provider Mobisol has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to provide 800,000 people and 50,000 small businesses in Kenya with reliable access to solar energy by 2020. In the process, the Berlin-based company plans to create 150 jobs along its value chain and provide training on solar energy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 100,000 tons each year.

National Grid: Daylight Savings | No One Left in the Dark

A Solar Solution for Every Community
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The following article is taken from the “No One Left in the Dark” chapter of Dean Seavers’ Democratization of Energy eBook

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