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Sustainable Energy Utilities and ESCO Financing Can Save Money and Reduce Carbon Footprints

May 3rd, 2017 · No Comments · Energy

By Kathleen Saul – Master of Environmental Studies Faculty at The Evergreen State College “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.”   —Will Rogers William Penn Adair, aka Will Rogers, lived at a time before the spread of electric lights, before highways criss-crossed […]

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How We Can Turn Railroads into a Climate Solution

March 24th, 2017 · 2 Comments · --Integrated Systems--, Energy, Transportation

By Patrick Mazza – Article originally featured on Grist Railroads have become a nexus of controversy in recent years due to their role in transporting climate-twisting fossil fuels. But they could become a locomotive driving the growth of clean energy. That is the aim of a new proposal to electrify railroads, run them on renewable […]

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Green Power Partnership in Higher Education

February 9th, 2017 · No Comments · Energy

By Rhianna Hruska – The Evergreen State College In 2005, the student-driven clean energy campaign advocated for the creation of a green fee to fully cover renewable energy credits for The Evergreen State College.  A poll was sent to all students, and of the 28% that voted, 91% voted yes on paying for a campus […]

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Planners Must Prepare For the Clean Energy Revolution!

October 12th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Energy

by Eric Strid – Cofounder and retired CEO at Cascade Microtech, Inc. ▪ The Energy Revolution is here and will unfold faster than you think… Any news about a leading-edge technology is already obsolete.  ▪ Failing to plan for the cost trajectories of clean energy equals planning to fail at choosing the best infrastructure. ▪ […]

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Washington State’s Energy and Cost Saving Housing Incentives

July 3rd, 2016 · No Comments · Energy

By Juliana Williams – Washington State Housing Finance Commission The Washington State Housing Finance Commission aids state residents in achieving energy efficiency as well as housing affordability through programs such as the EnergySpark mortgage program and the Sustainable Energy Trust! Think about the last time you moved into a new house or apartment. Did you ask how much the […]

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Household Use of Biogas Systems in the Developing World

May 2nd, 2016 · 1 Comment · Energy, Waste

By Shangrila Joshi Wynn Faculty, Master of Environmental Studies A few years ago I started a research project examining on-the-ground implementation of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), a market-based climate mitigation initiative focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously contributing to local sustainable development in developing countries. Research on CDM in Nepal led me to […]

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