This sounds like the blythe statements CEOs often make, but don’t mean about environmental concerns.
This article makes it sound like they are practicing what they preach in Vermont.
Green Mountain’s chief executive, Mary Powell, sees the program here as the best way to please customers while making the system more environmentally and physically sustainable.
As a practical matter, the less electricity the utility pulls from the regional transmission system, especially at times of peak demand, the less it has to pay in fees, producing savings it can pass on to customers. One way it does this is by remotely controlling the batteries installed through its programs, drawing upon the stored energy as needed.
Utility Helps Wean Vermonters From the Electric Grid https://nyti.ms/2u7fk0L
As is so common this article about land and agriculture problems in Africa spends little time on the only meaningful solution: population control. The continent wouldn’t have the problems it does these days if contraception, family planning and family size were treated as legitimate solutions and pushed by governments and foreign aid providers.
The same solutions need to be pushed to the forefront worldwide. Environmental problems and resource scarcity won’t improve until we limit our growth.
Loss of Fertile Land Fuels ‘Looming Crisis’ Across Africa https://nyti.ms/2u72OP6
Subsidizing housing for the wealthy, especially members of Congress while denying those who need it most is just one of the cruel realities of the American Dream.
The idea that Congress needs $2500 a month for housing is insulting to most Americans.
We need more medium skill jobs that don’t require college degrees.
a new but promising category in the American labor market: people working in so-called new-collar or middle-skill jobs. As the United States struggles with how to match good jobs to the two-thirds of adults who do not have a four-year college degree, his experience shows how a worker’s skills can be emphasized over traditional hiring filters like college degrees, work history and personal references. And elevating skills over pedigree creates new pathways to employment and tailored training and a gateway to the middle class.
A New Kind of Tech Job Emphasizes Skills, Not a College Degree https://nyti.ms/2tj8E36
This is a really good look at what’s wrong with how we think about our Constitution and our country’s history.
Sure, it was a great start, but it’s no longer working quite the way it should.
It’s time for some changes.
American exceptionalism is at best an innocent mistake that uninformed patriotism makes difficult to surrender.
The Making of a Non-Patriot https://nyti.ms/2uB4wZk