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What Are RECs and Why Should We Use Them?

Posted on 4/10/2018 by in renewable energy REC renewable energy certificates RECs

Author’s Note: This is a two-part series on Renewable Energy Certificates. In this first posting we discuss what a Renewable Energy Certificate is and the history about how they came into existence. In the next posting, we will discuss some of the additional benefits they bring and why we need to continue using them.

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Not All Carbon Offsets are Equal

Posted on 3/5/2018 by in carbon offsets carbon reduction fund carbon reductions chesapeake bay foundation

Those of us in the carbon offset market like to drive home the point that eliminating your carbon footprint is as simple as purchasing carbon offsets for every metric ton (tonne) of carbon emitted as a result of one’s carbon footprint on Earth. We often say, since carbon in the atmosphere is a global issue it doesn’t really matter where that carbon offset comes from. If you put a tonne of carbon in the atmosphere in Indiana, carbon offsetting allows you to neutralize that impact with a tonne of carbon offsets from a carbon reduction project in Africa.

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What Are Carbon Offsets and Why Should We Trade Them?

Posted on 2/8/2018 by in carbon offsets carbon market carbon reductions

Sterling Planet SVP Alden Hathaway - Author’s note: This is the first in a three part series talking about the science and business around carbon in the atmosphere and carbon offsets. The main concluding premise is, yes we have a problem, but it is easier to fix than people may think, will not require us to sacrifice our way of living and may actually save us money. In this first piece I talk about the science of carbon and the market-based solution already in place to solve it.

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Destined for 100: Is Atlanta Ready for Clean Energy?

Posted on 2/6/2018 by in renewable energy solar renewable energy certificates clean energy RECs energy efficiency

Benjamin Greenberg, Sterling Planet Social Media Manager, attended Atlanta's Ready for 100 Community Conversations and shares his experience as the city begins its work toward 100% clean energy.

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Why the Solar Tariff Might Actually Lead to Cleaner Air in the Eastern United States

Posted on 1/25/2018 by in REC solar green power wind

Alden Hathaway, SVP Sterling Planet, provides insight into the consequences of the new 30% solar import tariff, and its potential effect on wind development, particularly in the eastern US. (image from Avangrid)

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That Awkward Marijuana Energy Addiction

Posted on 1/22/2018 by in energy efficiency

Phil Davis, VP Sterling Energy Assets, is facilitating a panel on the topic of marijuana growth and the effects it has on the energy industry at Distributech 2018, January 23 in San Antonio.

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Driving Carbon Out of Transportation

Posted on 1/19/2018 by in carbon offsets EV solar carbon market tailpipe emissions

Alden Hathaway, Sterling Planet SVP, discusses a fitting response to tailpipe emissions using solar EV charging stations to boost the carbon market.

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Storytelling for a Sustainable Future - Greenbuild 2017

Posted on 11/22/2017 by in energy efficiency greenbuild green building LEED

Benjamin Greenberg, Social Media Manager for Sterling Planet, shares his experience as a first-time attendee at Greenbuild 2017, which took place in Boston, Massachusetts at the Boston Convention and Expo Center, November 6-11.

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Paying it Forward

Posted on 10/24/2017 by in carbon offsets REC renewable energy certificates

Sterling Planet SVP, Alden Hathaway, discusses the carbon footprint of our children and grandchildren as he uses carbon offsets and renewable energy certificates to mitigate the emissions to be created by his newborn grandson.

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Sterling Planet Discusses Puerto Rico Energy Infrastructure

Posted on 10/3/2017 by in renewable energy solar microgrids puerto rico

Alden Hathaway, Sr. VP, Sterling Planet, and Phil Davis, VP, Sterling Energy Assets discuss the potential to rebuild a more resilient energy infrastructure for Puerto Rico with renewables and microgrids.

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