Resilience in small packages

Resilience in small packages

Cyberattacks, natural disasters, including flooding, snow and ice storms, droughts, in addition to aging infrastructure, and other factors all lead to vulnerability in a system faced with increasing demand. When one part of this complex system fails, as can happen when a storm knocks down a wire or pole, other parts are affected. Enter the microgrid—a local energy distribution system that offers backup generation if the central grid fails.

Campus sustainability commitments in action

Campus sustainability commitments in action

As colleges and universities commit to long-term plans for campus and system-wide sustainability, energy efficiency measures, and renewable energy generation, success stories and lessons learned have emerged in some of the biggest campuses in the Washington, DC region. Campus sustainability managers gathered at the 3rd annual Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza at The George Washington University on February 24, 2017.

Government sustainability experts inspire at GW

Government sustainability experts inspire at GW

Two sustainability leaders at the federal and municipal level participated in a Town Hall discussion at the 3rd Annual Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza on February 24, 2017 at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. The extravaganza featured a series of panels, including a CWEEL luncheon, discussion on sustainability at college campuses, presentations by vendors with sustainable solutions, and a networking reception. This article is the first in a series of articles recapping the highlights of this year’s extravaganza.

Community solar as the first step to subscription electricity

Community solar as the first step to subscription electricity

Subscription services is the new business model that’s disrupting in many different industries. Savvy brands are finding that consumers love the idea of subscribing to a product or service much more than owning it. Until now, the electricity sector has been left behind as it tries to cling to an outdated model. But Neighborhood Sun is bringing a new approach to selling clean electricity through subscriptions in the community solar business.

Event Recap: The Evolving Bioeconomy and Renewable Fuels

Event Recap: The Evolving Bioeconomy and Renewable Fuels

By KERRY WORTHINGTON The renewable fuels standard, sustainability, algae, and bioenergy job opportunities were key topics during the Leaders in Energy (LERCPA) event, The Evolving Bioeconomy and...

America’s Power Crisis: The Surprising Link Between Clean and Dirty Power (and how to break it)

There is no energy crisis.

The world is awash in energy. The sun will always shine, the wind will always blow, and the tides will always ebb and flow. The world even harbors vastly more fossil fuels than we can afford to burn.