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Getting Your Solar Installer License

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Wed, 2019-02-06 14:37
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Commercial and residential solar is growing exponentially in locations across the country, leaving states to play catch-up as far as rolling out contractor requirements and qualifications.

More and more jurisdictions have started to define what it means to be a practicing solar installation professional, however the definitions vary by state - and often county to county.

What's often confused are the terms solar license and solar certification - and which is required?  Read more: Getting Your Solar Installer License »

Obtaining a License vs. a Certification

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Wed, 2019-01-30 15:15
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When researching a new career, one of the first items you'll review are the qualifications. This will include education, work experience, licensure and/or certifications.

The first two are straightforward, but what exactly is the difference between licensure and certification?

Is licensure the same thing as certification? …the answer is no.  Read more: Obtaining a License vs. a Certification »

Green New Deal: What's Next?

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Tue, 2019-01-08 14:14
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The new Congress has convened, which means the Democratic Party has taken control of the House of Representatives. Included in this group is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is largely being linked to climate change activism and the Green New Deal.

In the last few weeks, Ocasio-Cortez has suggested that Democrats not squander their opportunity to address climate change now that they can, arguably, do something about it.

Specifically, she has proposed these small actions to get started:  Read more: Green New Deal: What's Next? »

Climate Change Innovation Requires Leadership

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Thu, 2019-01-03 13:24
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If you're a frequent reader of our blog (or have been following the news lately), you know that our new Congress may soon be making big decisions on climate change legislation.

The proposed Green New Deal, largely spearheaded by newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has been described as the most aggressive climate legislation our country has seen and therefore matches the scope of the issue.

But what we'd like to focus on today is the power of youth, courage, and leadership.  Read more: Climate Change Innovation Requires Leadership »

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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Thu, 2019-05-30 00:06
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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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Thu, 2019-08-22 04:05
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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 »

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