James Rose serves as Sr. Research and Policy Analyst, Water and Energy Program at GRACE. He primarily works on GRACE projects involving renewable electricity and energy efficiency. James holds a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a BA in Biology from Earlham College. He was a co-author and the project manager of The Network for New Energy Choices's award winning report on net metering and interconnection, Freeing the Grid.
Every holiday season presents an overwhelming array of decisions, conundrums and opportunities for fun. Here are some good ones (we think) you might find interesting as we embark on The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. If nothing else, they're great conversation fodder!
This year, a "late" US Thanksgiving coincides merrily with an early Hanukkah for the first time since 1888. Here are some sustainable travel tips from the Ecocentric team to help you enjoy traveling to spend the holidays with your nearest and dearest.
Just in time for the season's first major cold snap, GRACE is pleased to release Doing More with Less: Energy Efficiency for Consumers. From basic home improvements to exciting new technologies, our new report will help you stay warm while saving energy and money.
Solar power in the United States has come a long way - even in the past year. A recent report by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council gives us some of the latest facts and figures on the solar industry's rise to power.
Dr. Robert Lawrence recently addressed the complex interconnections among agriculture, public health, natural resources, the environment and global population in a talk at the University of Wisconsin.
The farmland sitting on top of the shale is known for producing raisins, nuts, fruits, vegetable and cotton. Given California's rich oil history, oil and agriculture interests have co-existed for a long time, but fracking could pit the two against each other.
On May 9, 2013 researchers located at the Mauna Loa Observatory on the big island of Hawaii measured an ominous milestone regarding climate change. For the first time in three million years the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide registered at 400 parts per million.
All of us at Ecocentric are reflecting on the New Year and making our resolutions to make 2013 happy, healthy and sustainable. If you are similarly inclined, we have tons of resources here on the blog and at our new GRACE website. To get you started, here are some tips to help you have a lean, green 2013.