Solar power program in California

New Partnership Helps California Businesses Get Solar Power for Less

Renew Financial, a leading clean energy finance company, and SolarCity recently announced a partnership that creates a unique financing option for small and medium-sized businesses that combines low-cost SolarCity-structured financing with Renew’s PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program through the CaliforniaFIRST program. CaliforniaFIRST provides affordable financing for efficiency upgrades — including drought-tolerant landscaping, energy efficiency improvements and solar energy installation — to more than 20 million Californians. Over the past year, Renew Financial has expanded the availability of CaliforniaFIRST to more…

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Buy Scottish land and become a lord or lady

Become a Scottish Lord or Lady for $50, and Help the Planet Too

Ever dreamed of being a part of the landed gentry? Here’s your chance. For less that $50 you can purchase a small plot of land in Scotland, which entitles you to use the title of Laird (landowner), Lord, or Lady! The good thing is, the land is preserved in its natural state and you can help the planet. Highland Titles, one of the world’s leading innovators in land preservation, is offering the opportunity to purchase souvenir plots of land in…

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Dunkin' Donuts green building program DD Green

Dunkin Donuts Goes Green With New Building Initiative

Dunkin Donuts recently announced the launch of “DD Green,” a green building initiative that hopes to build over 100 new certified restaurants by the end of 2016. Could this eventually lead to healthy donuts? We sure hope not! “We are delighted to be able to launch the DD Green initiative, a green-building certification program that is customized for our various store formats and designed to enable us to meet our long-term environmental targets,” said Paul Twohig, President, Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. and…

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Solar City Offering Financing Programs for Home Solar

Good news on solar financing came for those wanting to convert their electrical energy supply to solar panels, but have been road-blocked by affordability issues. Solar City has announced it will start offering homeowners a new form of financing for their home solar system called MyPower. This financing method will function like a hybrid between a lease and a power purchase agreement (PPA). Here’s how it is spelled out, according to Spross: “Under a lease, the solar system is installed…

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5 Companies That Power Sustainability

I write about companies that power sustainability. We need leaders to move the green sustainability movement forward, that truly power sustainability. Here is the beginning of my list: 5 innovative companies which are doing just that – constructing a pathway toward sustainable solutions. Harvest Power – “Harvest is creating a more sustainable future by helping communities meet the challenges at the intersection of waste, agriculture and energy in the 21st century. We divert discarded organic materials – primarily yard trimmings…

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