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Evolution of the Green New Deal Term

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Thu, 2019-05-30 00:06
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Shortly after the 2018 midterm elections, the phrase "Green New Deal" started to become a trending topic in Google searches and on Twitter.

This is largely because the newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined a sit-in outside of Nancy Pelosi's office to show support of bold climate change action. Ocasio-Cortez then released a draft proposal for such legislation, which is being called the Green New Deal.

If you're just now learning about the Green New Deal, you might be interested in our first three articles in this series:  Read more: Evolution of the Green New Deal Term »

17 Insightful Quotes About the Green New Deal

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For the last few days, we've been done a fast-paced limited series on the Green New Deal. To catch up, check out these two articles:

What is the Green New Deal?

The People Behind the Green New Deal?  Read more: 17 Insightful Quotes About the Green New Deal »

The People Behind the Green New Deal

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If you're not yet familiar with the Green New Deal, see our first post in this series: What is the Green New Deal?

The Green New Deal has become a popular topic of conversation in recent weeks, and when you hear it being discussed, you likely also hear the name Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez image  Read more: The People Behind the Green New Deal »

What is the Green New Deal?

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Thu, 2018-12-27 16:46
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A term that's purposefully reminiscent of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's original New Deal in the 1930s, the Green New Deal is a concept that encourages bold and swift action on climate change, while simultaneously reducing unemployment and under-employment.

What is the Green New Deal image  Read more: What is the Green New Deal? »

Texas Renewable Energy: The Perfect Storm

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Wed, 2018-12-12 14:36
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Here at Everblue, we try not to harp too much on the relationship between politics and renewable energy. But you can't talk about Texas wind energy without looking at the political forces behind the scenes.

If you didn't know, Texas has a huge wind energy presence. If it were its own country, Texas would be the fourth largest wind-producing country in the world (according to 2017 research).  Read more: Texas Renewable Energy: The Perfect Storm »

Securing Power Grids with Quantum Encryption

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Wed, 2018-12-05 11:31

The U.S. power grid is vulnerable to attack by foreign actors, terrorists, and criminals. How we secure this vital infrastructure is critically important for our national security and our very way of life.

One interesting initiative is the Quantum Grid Initiative from a Southern California-based startup called Qubitekk.  Read more: Securing Power Grids with Quantum Encryption »

How Difficult is the LEED Exam?

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Thu, 2018-11-29 12:25
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Well, that's a subjective question, isn't it?

And yet, there are some facts about the LEED exam that make it inherently challenging, which we'll get into below.

But a realistic answer from me to you about how hard the exam is, is this: You'll get a different answer from each person you ask because the answer depends on...

a candidate's level of experience

time spent studying  Read more: How Difficult is the LEED Exam? »

When Blower Door Testing Isn't Enough

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Wed, 2018-11-21 11:04
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Across the country, we're seeing HVAC contractors and home performance professionals racing to get the BPI Infiltration & Duct Leakage Certification in an attempt to satisfy their local building code requirements for blower door tests and/or duct leakage testing.  Read more: When Blower Door Testing Isn't Enough »

Benefits of Online Solar Training

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Wed, 2018-11-14 15:33
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When Everblue first opened its doors in 2008, we exclusively offered in-person classroom training in over 100 locations around the world.

But thanks to the rise of video services (like YouTube, Vimeo, Netflix, Hulu, and Facebook) and the accessibility of Internet-connected mobile devices, we noticed a shift toward online learning.

As more of you asked for online training courses, we started developing them! And now we offer 23 courses in 100% online formats!  Read more: Benefits of Online Solar Training »

Is LEED Training & Certification Still Worth It?

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Thu, 2018-11-15 11:50
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I got asked this question recently on a phone call from a student who was considering a live LEED class in Manhattan.  Read more: Is LEED Training & Certification Still Worth It? »

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