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
The staff often says that you have to be a pretty bad person to be a nationally prominent politician, but this article has helped us bring a nuanced understamding to that.
Regardless of your views of his presidency…
Obama’s personal behavior has set a standard few presidents have ever reached.
those who praise Obama as a model father or husband for the black family do him a disservice. He’s a model, without asterisk for race.
As a person, as a human being, Barry stands head and shoulders above the rest.
It will be a long time before this country gets another leader of this quality.
With Obama, the Personal Is Presidential http://nyti.ms/29UyHCW
Sweet. Sometimes the system does work. Most likely it’s just one of those rare alignments of profit motive and doing the right thing. Either way there will be benefits to the environment.
A Rare Agreement on Climate Rules http://nyti.ms/2bvIcuy
We need fewer entrepreneurs and idea folks and more doers who get good ideas out there.
We tend to focus on the glitz and glamor of new ideas and products. The article points to the need to get existing ideas out into the world; which is more important than dreaming up new solutions to the world’s problems.
Ideas Help No One on a Shelf. Take Them to the World. http://nyti.ms/1KZPuUl
Its always refreshing to hear a CEO pledge to do more than just pursue profits. Its extraordinary when a CEO actually does something about it. Its exemplary when a CEO leads others to do the same.
“We are a country based on capitalism, but we should just have a more compassionate capitalism,” he says. “It shouldn’t be just about shareholders but, more broadly, stakeholders, from your customers to the environment.
Great use of military tech for conservation purposes. This is the literal embodiment of Nobodyisflyingtheplane.
Anyone as concerned with privacy as the staff is at Nobodyisflyingtheplane is obviously wary of the potential for misuse of unmanned drones, but we love to hear when privacy invading police state tech can be used for the betterment of all.
Why not take military style use further and develop remote pilot operation bases in parts of the world where there is a sufficient supply of skilled pilots. Then crowdsource the surveillance feeds to interested internet users who could review footage in their free time. How about forming a non profit to raise funds for remote aerial conservation efforts by developing a remote drone flight school and selling classes to retired Baby Boomers on Groupwise just as real flight schools do.
A smart idea for dealing with unpredictable weather. Develop micro power grids which can operate independently from the main grid in times of outages.