“If you’re solving a problem in the world, if your business addresses climate change, for example, guess what? …Anyone who’s passionate about climate change would be a great potential investor for you. So (investors) are really all over the place. Mostly, it just takes a mindset shift.” Jenny Kassan on Electric Ladies Podcast As the… Continue reading Year-End Planning to Get Investors – Jenny Kassan, Jenny Kassan Consulting
Congress is back in session and about to negotiate the draconian cuts to environmental, clean energy and climate change-related government funding — and having to do so on the heels of the direct experience of the impact of climate change through the ferocity of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The very programs they are looking to… Continue reading Congress & Small Business & Clean Energy – Lynn Abramson, Clean Energy Business Network
Jules Pieri and her company The Grommet have learned so much from launching their own business and over 30,000 products on their e-commerce site that sells hand-picked products made by small “makers” — including the hazards of selling on Amazon — that she decided to write a book about it. In her extensive interview with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson, about her book, “How We Make Stuff Now,” Pieri explains key lessons learned (including how to manage Amazon, if you do go to it.
Due to COVID-19’s economic crisis, the energy sector has experienced the worst downturn since WWII, according to the head of the International Energy Agency. And, we need to mitigate the impact of climate change. Yet, at a time when our lives literally depend upon energy for hospitals, essential services like grocery stores and pharmacies, and on emergency… Continue reading Congress & Clean Energy – Lynn Abramson, Clean Energy Business Network
Mobile phones are a massive business. Carriers had registered 5.9 billion mobile-cellular subscriptions as of January 2011, putting global penetration at 87 percent, according to the International Telecommunications Union. Think about all the energy required to charge all those phones. Fortunately, there are innovations in the works to reduce those energy requirements, and the resulting… Continue reading How an upstart helped Samsung beat the iPhone in energy efficiency