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Sustainability advocate wins MacArthur “Genius” Award

photo courtesy of the MacArthur Foundation
photo courtesy of the MacArthur Foundation

An environmental advocate who works to make hospital practices more environmentally friendly has been named a 2015 MacArthur Fellow. The honor, colloquially known as the MacArthur Genius Award, provides a $625,000 stipend and was given to only 24 people in the world this year. Continue reading Sustainability advocate wins MacArthur “Genius” Award

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Shell’s press release announcing halt to arctic oil exploration

photo courtesy of Shell.com
photo courtesy of Shell.com

Here’s the full text of Shell’s press release about their stopping current arctic oil exploration.  It’s short and you can draw your own conclusions. Continue reading Shell’s press release announcing halt to arctic oil exploration

VW’s dark cloud of fraud may have a silver lining

photo courtesy of Daniel Uebrick via Facebook
photo courtesy of Daniel Uebrick via Facebook

Noted by Dr. Noh Mann-Greenbaum

GN4N relies on me to carve out the humor in environmental events. Usually all the task requires is a blunt knife. We all grin and bear the U.S. presidential campaign. Same with world celebration of celebrity over substance. But I can’t find anything funny about Volkswagen’s fraud in intentionally hiding the emissions produced by its “clean diesel” engines. However, maybe there can be a silver lining to the cloud of dark smoke that their cars are producing. Continue reading VW’s dark cloud of fraud may have a silver lining

Pioneering utilities benefit the environment and customers

Hooley Digester - photo courtesy of Kroes Construction
Hooley Digester – photo courtesy of Kroes Construction

Innovative utilities, both for, and not for, profit, are finding new ways to generate and deliver electricity that are more sustainable and help the environment, customers, and customers’ wallets. Continue reading Pioneering utilities benefit the environment and customers

Rooftop solar’s resale value exceeds its cost

photo courtesy of SEIA
photo courtesy of SEIA

For the first six months of 2015, solar power accounted for 40% of all new electric generating capacity brought on-line in the U.S. according to a recent report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). That makes economic sense, especially for U.S. rooftop solar. Photovoltaic (PV) system costs have fallen and buyers are willing to pay more for homes that have PV systems than they will pay for similar homes without them. Homeowners can now install solar panels and then immediately recover their PV investment, and more, if they sell their house. Continue reading Rooftop solar’s resale value exceeds its cost