In a recently released report, the Sierra Club highlights 10 cities across the US that have made commitments to be fully powered by clean energy sources. (Note: their definition of clean energy does not include carbon-based energy or nuclear energy.) Out of the 10 cities described, 4 have already met their 100% clean energy goal.
So how’d they do it?
No two paths to 100% renewable energy are the same, but there are some common factors that have helped these cities make and meet their goals. Here’s our take on the Sierra Club’s 10 case studies. Read the rest of this entry »
It may have been a hot and humid 100° last Friday afternoon here in Cincinnati, but that sure didn’t stop us from enjoying one of our last cook-outs of the season.
Once a month during the summer, our company gathers at our Steger office for a cook-out lunch, complete with hotdogs, hamburgers, and a full spread of snacks and desserts. It’s a great way to spend some time away from our desks and catch up with our fellow co-workers. Read the rest of this entry »
As you begin your solar journey, one of the first steps is to determine whether your home is a candidate for rooftop solar. Several resources are available to give you an early assessment of the feasibility of solar for your house. Though a solar professional will evaluate multiple factors like roof type, roof condition, the direction your home faces, and the region you’re in, solar calculators and estimators are a good way to begin setting realistic expectations for how a solar power system could contribute to your energy needs. Read the rest of this entry »
In an important move toward clean energy, the Oregon state legislature recently passed a bill called the “Clean Energy and Coal Transition Plan” that will wean the state off coal completely by 2030. This huge step shows that the U.S. takes its carbon reduction commitment seriously and paves the way for more states to follow suit with clean energy plans of their own. Read the rest of this entry »