Being a B Corp also Benefits Green Mountain Power’s Bottom Line

Date: 26 Jun 2018 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Conventional wisdom suggests that concerns about social and environmental impacts, though well-intended, can distract from a public company’s legal obligation to reward shareholders. But if this conventional wisdom were true, Vermont’s Green Mountain Power ought to be lagging behind its investor-owned electric utility peers. Instead, this certified B Corp is promoting people, planet, and profit, and jumping ahead of its utility industry peers. … Read More

How Microgrids are Reducing Energy Costs and Increasing Reliability

Date: 10 Feb 2017 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A reporter for Aquicore, Alex Richardson, was interested in a new and emerging renewable energy technology: microgrids. For perspective he reached out to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance to get a sense of how these innovative technologies are being deployed, ILSR policy researcher Karlee Weinmann answered Richardson’s questions as it related to the benefits of small-scale renewable systems. … Read More