Carbon Counselor Blog

  • Rooftop solar is looking up

    SolarAccording to a study by McGraw Hill Construction and the National Association of Homebuilders, more than 50 percent of all U.S. homebuilders could offer rooftop solar as a standard feature for single-family homes within two years.The study cites several factors: construction trends, a drop in installation prices, and increasing consumer ...

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  • Green is the color for productive employees

    “Employee engagement” is a popular Human Resources catchphrase nowadays. Companies want their employees focused, happy and working at their full potential.  But is that really happening?
    According to a 2013 Gallup poll, only 25 - 30 percent of the U.S. workforce is engaged.  So, how do companies get the other ...

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  • Minnesota making it easier for electric vehicles

    Electric VehiclesState regulators have crafted new rules that offer drivers of electric vehicles in Minnesota discounted off-peak recharging rates.
    The rules, set to go in to effect in 2015, could help more than 1.3 million households throughout the state get cheaper prices for overnight recharges.  The new rules would also help ...

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  • CO2 emissions down across most of country

    CO2 emissions down across most of the countryThe electric power industry has managed to decrease CO2 emissions by approximately 10 percent between 2005 and 2013.  That’s good news.

    The region with the best performance is the Northeast, reducing levels by more than 15 percent through 2011.  In fact, the Northeast has the three states with the lowest ...

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