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Phase-out Fossil-Fuel Financing

Protest at the Legislative Building in Olympia, Washington. Ted Nation, an activist for several decades, sits beside the protest sign. Image: Wikipedia Commons.

Alan Betts

This year I am searching for solutions to the climate and extinction crises, because time has run out. As society is focused on the COVID-19 crisis, the federal […]

Coronavirus Bails Out the Oil Patch

The fix is in for politically favored oil, gas and coal companies.

California oil pumps. Does the oil industry need a bailout? Photo: CGP Grey, Wikimedia Commons, https://bit.ly/3fwCQwu

Carl Pope

The huge financial aid package enacted by Congress this spring entailed a sprawling array of programs to direct funding, guarantee loans, […]

Blockchain Systems and the Distributed Sourcing of Power

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J.D. Kaplan

With so many things strained in supply, it might feel like a luxury to have anything abundant at all. Information pumps, however, still seem to be working at full capacity. Drowning in spreadsheets and news bites, some way to find certainty in the data one depends upon would naturally float […]

NY to Provide 0% Financing for Energy Efficiency Improvements and Renewable Energy Systems

NYSERDA and the Public Service Commission yesterday announced 0% financing to help stimulate energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy systems, including heat pumps (see the highlit section below) !

On March 27, 2020 over 800 individuals participated in a Webinar, jointly hosted by the Department of Public Service and the New York State Energy Research […]

The United States’ Biggest Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Will Not Fund Arctic Refuge Drilling

Polar Bear in the Arctic. Image: oceantoday.noaa.gov

JPMorgan Chase, America’s biggest bank, has committed to not funding drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! The bank’s updated energy policy rules out financing for new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic, including the refuge.

“The Trump administration is pulling out all […]

New Notice of Intent for a Funding Opportunity to Improve Energy Efficiency and Demand Flexibility of Buildings

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced its intent to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Connected Communities.”

The Connected Communities FOA would demonstrate and evaluate the capacity of energy-efficient buildings to interact with one another and the grid to provide greater degrees of demand […]

Greenbacks to Back Greening!

Bean-counting toward sustainable living

James Kaplan

This year, G.E.T. motivated an attempt, on my part, to study and summarize two very important reports released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC is a group of scientists from everywhere, and they organize through the UN. Participants number in the thousands.

After being familiarized […]

Investing for Impact and Financial Success

Harry Moran, CFP®, AIF®

With the wide availability of mutual fund and exchange traded fund (ETF) impact investing vehicles, it’s become relatively easy for an individual investor to get started. There’s also an abundance of solid information available online through resources such as USSIF, Green America, As You Sow, and FossilFuelFreeFunds.org. This represents tremendous progress […]

It’s Tax Time! Cash In On Your Credits for Solar!

Chaz Blackmore

Our tax code provides many potential tax benefits for investments in renewable energy systems, whether you are investing for the first time or expanding an existing system. If you can overcome the many hurdles imposed by our tax laws and utilize the tax benefits, the rates of […]

An Ecological Reformation

Roy Morrison

Roy Morrison

Business and pollution as usual have unleashed a rapidly worsening global ecological crisis. We must choose quickly between accepting the dire consequences of global climate disruption, or the embrace of a global ecological reformation.

At bottom, an ecological reformation is expressed by two themes that will define the ecological turn […]