In February, the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) released the fifth annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook (awesome/free, available here). Subsequently, one of the most publicized snippets of the report became this: “In 2016, consumers devoted less than 4% of their total annual household spending to energy, the smallest share […]
True story: pot’s not green
Microgrids for the cannabis industry could solve the industry’s energy hog problem — and help utilities grappling with increases in demand in states where cannabis is legal.
Electricity-intensive cannabis production has a big carbon footprint, but with legalization, some eco-conscious growers want to make pot a shining model of sustainability.
Scale Energy Solutions, is a new company formed by entrepreneurs from Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the United States Air Force Academy, to serve the energy needs of the indoor cultivation sector of the legal cannabis industry.
On this week’s Energy Gang podcast, we talk about the financial opportunity and risks associated with energy management in the cannabis industry.
As the fight against Climate Change has gained momentum, so too has the campaign surrounding Fossil Fuel Divestment, which according to an Oxford University study, is the fastest growing divestment movement in history. On the surface, joining this divestment movement makes logical sense for investors concerned with climate change: man-made greenhouse gases cause climate change, […]
Recently, Solar City announced their new GridLogic program, a turnkey “Microgrid-as-a-Service” solution. For many reasons, this program and others like it, are a huge step forward for the distributed generation market. But, while 2/3 of the major components of this service have been talked about at length within the alternative energy industry, the third and […]
Recently, I’ve noticed an uptick in the interest level surrounding microgrids, undoubtedly driven in part by aggressive new state and local programs incentivizing the concept. While I’m encouraged by the momentum, it’s also apparent that said momentum is concentrated in large part within the energy industry. An understandable scenario given the technical complexity of many […]