Carbon Counselor Blog

  • Economic Concerns Drive Sustainability Initiatives in American Cities


    While minimizing carbon footprints and reducing the use of fossil fuels remain goals for local governments, economic concerns are primarily driving the rise of sustainability initiatives.  According to the “2015 Local Government Sustainability Practices Survey,” which polled 1,900 local governments around the country, fiscal concerns and economic development are fueling ...

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  • A Look Inside the Green Biz 'State of Green Business Report 2016'

    GreenBiz's "State of Green Business Report 2016" points out that, as a society, we can't simply "want" to make environmental changes; rather we "must" make them.  Specifically, the report suggests that we must find a way to remove the majority of the CO2 added to our atmosphere.  Clearly, this is a challenge, but the GreenBiz ...

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  • Millionth Solar Installation Comes Online in U.S.

    Recently, the solar industry celebrated its one-millionth installation.  According to Dan Whitten, vice president of communications at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), it took 40 years to reach this milestone.  As such, Whitten noted that it’s important for consumers and members of the energy industry to recognize ...

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  • Virginia Pushes Energy Policy Reforms Back Another Year

    This year, a number of energy-related bills are on the table in Virginia; lawmakers, however, have decided to postpone them until 2017.  This comes as a surprise to many citizens because Virginia is seemingly lagging behind its neighboring states when it comes to making advancements in energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives.  For ...

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