October 17, 2021
The solar and energy storage industries are at an inflection point, where we have the chance to exponentially accelerate their growth or see them hampered by tariffs, import bans, and resilience concerns among other things. While those battles are fought on the policy front, the work on the ground to actually deliver, build and operate these systems is ongoing, with all of the challenges of the present moment being faced. At our Monthly Forum in October, join us to hear about what’s happening in the solar and energy storage industries out in the field and on the frontlines.
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
October 3, 2021
By Allison Duncil
What is green entrepreneurship and why is it important in our world today? Green entrepreneurship refers to a business that’s actively addressing environmental or social needs—like global warming and climate change. These businesses are often coming up with unique ideas, that may have a high level of risk, to help solve these issues in a long-lasting way. With the COVID-19 crisis and the rise of extreme weather conditions, we’re noticing that people are even more supportive of green businesses and looking for more solutions to these rising problems.
September 5, 2021
By Allison Duncil
How is New York becoming a smarter city? By taking resourceful action towards street lighting efficiency, waste management and more, the metropolis is building for the future. With over 9,000 startups and 100+ co-working spaces, New York is actively addressing the needs of today and is one of the leaders in the smart cities revolution.
July 31, 2021
By Pamela Berns
With unprecedented flooding, record breaking heat, and rapidly spreading wildfires, loss and devastation monopolize the headlines. Even those of us who have remained gratefully safe are seeing our lives change in more subtle ways, as our plans literally shift with the winds. Here’s one family’s story.(more…)
By Bani Pouyanfar
US energy use is about the same now as it was in 2000, despite economic growth of about 30 percent. Wondering why?(more…)
July 2, 2021
By Tamanna Mohapatra
The Biggest Little Farm: Available on: Hulu, Run time: 91 minutes, Release: 2018.
More information at: https://www.biggestlittlefarmmovie.com
Directed and narrated by John Chester, a former documentary cinematographer, “The Biggest Little Farm” is both funny and hopeful. This film is almost like watching a dream, except real. Within the span of seven years, an ordinary couple creates a sustainable farm without very little background, just by applying one sustainable principle after another.(more…)
By Jude Jussim
The capacity for solar power generation in the US has grown tremendously, from 314 megawatts (MW) in 1990 to 47.8 million MW in 2020–over 3% of US electricity. Contributing to this growth has been a dramatic decline in the cost of solar panels, with further reductions likely.
May 28, 2021
By Evan Mason and Raul Larios
If there’s one thing that we learned from the November 2020 elections, it is that voting really does matter. And in NYC, voting in the primaries matters even more given the fact that Democrats outnumber Republicans 8:1. This means that the Democrats who win in the upcoming June 22nd primary will probably become our political leaders for the next several years.(more…)
May 4, 2021
By Raul Larios
A climate crisis is looming to be sure, but don’t let the sun catch you cryin’, as the title of the Ray Charles song says. That’s because New York City can do its part, in a very big way, to help prevent it.
May 3, 2021
With the mayoral elections coming up and a multi-billion dollar federal infrastructure funding on the horizon, 2021 is a pivotal year in NYC. There is a lot of potential for real change on the Streets of New York. There has been significant progression in making our streets more equitable and sustainable over the last year, but still many roadblocks remain.(more…)