August 7, 2020

Do the Math: Green Careers in Finance

Speaker Profile of EnterSolar’s Zaira Akhmedova
   By Pamela Berns   Seven seems to be an auspicious number for Zaira Akhmedova. Her professional journey spanned seven years as she made her way from a degree in finance and accounting to her current position as Financial Strategy Manager at EnterSolar, one of the largest commercial solar developers. Read more…

August 3, 2020

{Green Careers} August – Green Finance

Join us for our August 2020 Green Careers webinar for a panel discussion + Q&A with people working in green financing As the famous saying goes, “Follow the money”. Energy efficiency and renewable energy projects require financing, and there are many different ways to create a loan. This is an often overlooked puzzle piece for. Read more…

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Community Solar Generates  Economic and Social Power 

By Ansh Sandhu   Conventional power plants produce energy by burning fossil fuel to run turbines that produce electricity, which is then distributed via an extensive transmission system into our homes and businesses.  Such systems are expensive to lay out, so utilities worldwide prefer to set these up in urban areas where the population density. Read more…

Monthly Forum: Community Solar, Energy Storage, and Beyond

  In New York, solar energy still accounts for less than 2% of the state’s electricity generation. With the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act setting up the state to aim for highly ambitious clean energy targets in the coming years, there is a lot of work to be done in renewables generally, and solar. Read more…

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August 1, 2020

Sustainability Goals Call For Ambitious Action

By Alexa Roccanova   Though the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted business as usual, it has also heightened awareness of the fragile balance between nature and humanity. To some, the magnitude of the virus’s impact represents a culmination of enduring environmental, economic, and social issues. Sustainability presents a globally beneficial path forward; however, not unlike the. Read more…

July 20, 2020

Interconnected Struggles: Sustainability and Racial Justice

By Melanie Mason and Kaitlyn Pohly   The same structures that have landed us in the middle of our country’s current social unrest have disproportionately put people of color at risk for environmental hazards and health issues, including Covid-19. Social and environmental concerns are deeply interconnected, and those connections should inform the way that each. Read more…

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July 14, 2020

Monthly Forum: Urban Heat Island and COVID-19 – A Perfect Storm?

Summer in the City: Urban Heat Island, Environmental Justice and Covid 19– a Perfect Storm?   Temperatures this summer are rising to uncomfortable levels.  But what policies are in place to assist people who are confined to small, crowded apartments, with inadequate ventilation and no air conditioning —or unaffordable air conditioning—in the case of a. Read more…

June 30, 2020

The Intersection of COVID and Climate: What Have We Learned?

By Kaitlyn Pohly   In a post-quarantine, shelter-in-place, mask-wearing world, what does the fate of our climate look like? Amidst all of this upheaval, it’s hard to remember that just half a year ago sustainability was a rising priority on the public’s agenda; the debate about the climate and its subsequent socioeconomic implications was gaining. Read more…

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Posted by Pam Berns in Blog, Policy

June 28, 2020

{Green Careers} July – Vocational Green Careers

Join us for our July 2020 Green Careers webinar for a panel discussion + Q&A with tradespeople working in green careers Most of New York City was built before “sustainability” was even a word, and yet we’ve got plans to transform it into the most environmentally friendly city in America. Retrofitting buildings, greening the grid,. Read more…

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June 27, 2020

Interview: Reducing Greenhouse Gases from Buildings—Filling the Skills Gap 

By Jude Jussim   Tom Sahagian knows there’s no time left to dawdle in controlling the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from New York City’s buildings. The problem: There’s a shortage of people with the right skills to do it. Sahagian is not talking about policy wonks. “The life of the mind is not what’s going to. Read more…