Dusseldorf: the Rhine, the Oberkasseler bridge, and the Düsseldorfer Altstadt—the longest bar in the world. Photo: Erin Camarena.

Travelogue: RECS Market Meeting in Dusseldorf, Germany

Late last month I had the opportunity to travel to Dusseldorf, Germany for the RECS Market Meeting, a conference that focuses on voluntary renewable electricity market and policy developments and is similar to our own Renewable Energy Markets conference. It is organized each year by RECS International, a Netherlands-based non-profit association of electricity market players …

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A Bridge to Somewhere in the General Direction of Cleaner Energy

It’s National Political Party Convention Time! Presidential Platforms are being finalized and our focus is slowly shifting from campaign flubs and gaffes toward actual policy issues (hopefully anyway, hilarious though said gaffes may be). Now it’s time to get into the nitty-gritty, meat and potatoes world of things like energy policy. Hooray! And this means …

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The LEED 2012 Green Building Standard’s Green Power Credit

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has recently opened a fourth comment period for many of its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building standards. The review process has been long and involved, but I’m extremely pleased to see that the language for the updated Green Power credit is no longer up for …

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