Last week, GRID Mid-Atlantic Executive Director Nicole Steele moderated a panel discussion at the 45th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference on Ensuring Solar Access in Underserved Communities- Successful Models and National Opportunities.
U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Shinnecock Tribal leaders brought attention to how tribal communities are at the front lines of climate change in our latest Tribal Solarthon event. Few communities are closer to the front lines than the Shinnecock, a 10,000-year-old tribe on the eastern end of Long Island. With just about 1000 acres of land remaining in its name, the Nation is losing feet of precious coastline every year to rising sea levels, and saw parts of its ancestral graveyard swept away during Superstorm Sandy.
Where do you live? Many disadvantaged communities in the Inland Empire have been selected for investment as a result of California’s cap and trade program. Check this map to see if your home is located in a red zone...
GLA brings solar to the silver screen at the world premier of solar documentary, "Catching the Sun."
White House and other government officials gathered at GRID Alternatives solar installation in East Baltimore to announce a series of commitments around solar in low-income communities, including a major new investment in our SolarCorps Program through the Corporation for National and Community Service.
This week in Denver, Stan Greschner, GRID's VP of Market Development, had the honor of sharing the stage with former President Bill Clinton and Navajo leader Jonathan Yazzie at a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).
Legislators, administration officials and community groups gathered at a live GRID solar installation in Sacramento to highlight the state’s partnership with GRID to expand clean energy access to disadvantaged communities. Using proceeds from the state’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF)--a fund created through California's cap and trade program--we will install rooftop solar for more than 1,600 families through 2016.
GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic's Board of Directors Treasurer, George Ashton, was awarded a top business leader in Washington Business Journal’s “Top 40 under 40” Awards. Ashton co-founded Sol Systems, a solar energy finance and investment firm, which helps finance solar energy projects.
Thanks to a new program offered by the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) and DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU), we can ramp up our work in DC at full speed! The new program called “Solar Advantage Plus”, will provide $1.4 million in solar rebates for single-family, low-income homeowners in the District.
Last week at the Americas Latino Eco-Festival (ALEF), GRID Colorado had the privilege of joining the Sierra Club and a distinguished group of speakers for a panel on Race and Renewable Energy.