12 Great (Free) Energy Efficiency Resources

Published on August 17th, 2010 | by

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After on my post last week on on-bill financing, I was asked if I knew of similar programs in other states or federal programs doing similar things. First, I should note that I believe OBF is the most significant energy efficiency opportunity available to small businesses and many are totally unaware of it. That said, here are a bunch of additional free resources available to businesses interested in improving energy efficiency.

Small Businesses Become Advocates for Change

Published on August 12th, 2010 | by

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This is a two-part post on how small businesses are making a difference in environmental policy. Changing business practices is only one piece of the greening puzzle. Turns out that the time you invest in making a difference may be as valuable to environmental progress as installing new light bulbs. Small businesses can have a big […]

Cleantech Open Conference on the (potentially) Smart Grid

Published on August 10th, 2010 | by

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This is a fourth in a series of posts about the Cleantech Open Conference on July 22, 2010. The other three were: Electric Cars? What about Trucks and ?,  Data Can Make us Greener and   Location Key to Green Buildings. The “Smart Decision Making for a Dumb Grid” panel discussion highlights another theme of the […]

Where are the Green Jobs? Andy Grove Thinks He Knows

Published on August 5th, 2010 | by

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If you didn’t read Andy Grove’s “How to Make an American Job” on Bloomberg.com, I want to bring it to your attention. Green is only one part of building a sustainable business and certainly a socially responsible one. Employment and community development are important values to optimize as well. Labor activists, social entrepeneurs, local government […]

California Businesses Get 0% Financing for Efficiency Improvements

Published on August 2nd, 2010 | by

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There’s some good news for business owners in California. PG&E one of the country’s largest natural gas and electric utilities has allocated $20 million for On-Bill Financing (OBF) loans to customers from Eureka in the north to Bakersfield in the south, and from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Sierra Nevada in the […]

Mineral & Resource Recovery from Wastewater – building a sustainable business advantage

Published on July 28th, 2010 | by

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Everywhere you look people are trying to do more with less. Reduce costs, increase efficiency, reduce energy use, recover resources. There are strong economic drivers to do all of these things, they also happen to be sustainable. Last Thursday (July 22nd 2010) I moderated the first in the BlueTech Tracker(TM) Webinar series: Mineral & Resource […]