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Here I go – jumping into the fray on year-end retrospectives…

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In Vermont, there’s an old expression. “Welcome to Vermont, now please go away.” I think it was taught to me by my grandfather, a gruff longtime resident of Jericho. He espoused the same attitude about visitors to his property, even towards his young “uncivilized” (his words) grandsons.

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I love the holiday season. Where I grew up, Christmas was the major family holiday with a concentration of visits to the pub followed by overeating and naps. The holiday itself was centered on gift giving surprises, food preparation, more imbibing, and attempts to find batteries which were not included...

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I recently had the opportunity to participate in two protests in Washington, DC to raise awareness about the Keystone XL pipeline and the dangers this project presents to the environment and climate change. The protests were organized by 350.org, whose mission is to build a global grassroots movement to solve...

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Tax Expenditures for Electricity Production FY 2002-2007. Source: Government Accountability Office, November 2007On the PTC, critics of renewable energy love to ask: when will wind stand on its own two feet? To that, I’d answer: when fossil fuels can—when the true costs of fossil fuels are factored into the price...

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Earlier this month, I was fortunate enough to attend the AWEA Fall Symposium. This year it was held in southern California at a lovely hotel. To any casual observer, it appeared to be a normal corporate networking conference.

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Last week I attended a fascinating lecture entitled “A New Economic Paradigm – Moving Beyond a Broken Paradigm” by an economist named Joshua Farley from the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont.

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As this blog post goes live – if all goes as planned – something very exciting is happening on a West Virginia mountain, which NRG Systems has been working on for three years.

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It seems that most articles about green buildings focus on building metrics and how well these high tech, energy-saving buildings are performing. While this data is important, as an HR professional who works in a green building, my thoughts center on the people and their experiences within our workplace.

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