Rachel Barron

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How Green Mountain Power’s Mary Powell is Building the Utility of the Future

By embracing renewable energy and lowering customers' costs, Vermont's Green Mountain Power under CEO Mary Powell is becoming the utility of the future.
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Best Utility Ever? Green Mountain Power Becomes Industry’s First B Corp

Green Mountain Power has long done right by its customers when it comes to solar power; now it's got a B Corp certification to prove it.
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Clean Power Finance’s Kirstin Hoefer on Bringing Solar to the People

When it comes to bringing the clean energy boom to the masses, many industry watchers say it will be as a result of innovative solar financing.
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How TechWomen Builds a New Generation of International Greentech Leaders

Solar and other clean technologies are playing a bigger part in the latest round of the TechWomen international mentoring program.
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How Carla Peterman and the CPUC will Make Calif. an Energy Storage Leader

As one of five members of the state's Public Utilities Commission, Peterman wants to spread energy storage in California as quickly as home solar has.
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Behind the Push to Bring More Women Into the Solar Industry

The biggest trade association for solar energy in the U.S. has put the need to increase the number of women in the industry front and center this week. On Tuesday, ...
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Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations Heading to San Francisco

Envision Solar is using a grant from the Schmidt Foundation to bring a pilot program of three EV ARC solar-powered EV charging stations to San Francisco.
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Paula Mints: Cutting Through Industry Hype Helps Speed Solar Growth

Paula Mints, market research analyst and longtime solar industry observer, discusses what obstacles the industry must overcome to continue the clean energy revolution.
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How Habitat for Humanity Uses Solar to Keep Families in Their Homes

Saturday’s early morning fog had already burned off as a group of construction workers hoisted heavy panels to the top of eight roofs inside a complex of 28 single-family homes ...
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Solar Sister’s Katherine Lucey on Bringing Light to the Energy Poor

Ugandan tailor Teddy Namirembe used to walk at night from her home, which had no electricity, to a neighboring town to rent a room with light bright enough to work ...
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