Juan Carlo Pascua

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10 years 9 months ago

In Search of the Ultimate Climate Change Blogger. Ever since the failed Copenhagen Conference of 2009 the topic of climate change has been put on hold. Scientists strive to continue their work in finding ways to repeat what they have been saying for years, the world is getting warmer. The world already has a line up of political champions and champion organizations dedicating their efforts to fight climate change. What needs mobilization is the general public and what better way than a trusty online blog?

We need everyday citizens to be better informed;...

10 years 11 months ago

The people that care about climate change need a leader. According to Tribes, a book by Seth Godin, the tribe (a group of people that believe in an cause) needs a leader. The leader needs the tribe as much as the tribe needs her.

When you think of leaders, you think of presidents and  high-ranking government officials. In the United States you think of Barack Obama, or whoever the current US president is, as the "Leader of the Free World." In contrast, in the world of terrorism, the clear leader one refers to is...

11 years 3 days ago

In the Fall/Winter 2009 edition of "Get Started 2010," Solar Today Magazine's Liz Merry provides some tips about Working in Solar Energy. Here is the article in short form (accompanied by my commentary):

Liz Merry's how to land a solar job tips:
Liz suggests you first decide where you fit in based on your background: construction, sales, or administration. If you're a mid-career professional, you have a plenty of experiences probably dealing with permitting, local regulations, logistics, project planning, etc.
Second, Liz...

11 years 3 weeks ago

Why do people buy solar energy installations for their home? A solar energy system costs around $20,000 for 2 kilowatts of power and $40,000 for 5 kilowatts of power so the investment requires more thinking than typical purchases. One cannot simply try it out and return it within 30 days. There was a trend amongst the half dozen homeowners I had a chance to interview while on a solar tour.

This past Saturday, Oct. 2 2010 I had the pleasure to visit several homes in my area as part of the 2010 Southern Nevada Solar Home Tour. There was not a whole lot of information on the website,...

11 years 1 month ago

During the Third Clean Energy Summit, the IRS had an information booth set up to help sustainable businesses understand the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and how it provides Energy Incentives for Businesses. Word for word from one of their clean energy handouts:

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Provides Energy Incentives for Businesses

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provides a number of energy tax incentives for both small...

11 years 1 month ago

The Third National Clean Energy Summit was held on September 7, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the University of Nevada Las Vegas' Cox Pavilion. Co-sponsored by US Senator Harry Reid and the Center for American Progress Action Fund, the summit focused on accelerating investment in job-creating clean energy projects in NV and the USA. The program brochure summarized: "This summit convenes a select group o high-level leaders from government, business, labor, non-profit organization and academia to discuss the transformation of our nation's energy infrastructure."

About the sponsors:...

11 years 1 month ago

The Solar Industry needs to redefine failure as not maximizing solar energy to its fullest potential. There are too many residential and commercial rooftops that do not utilize solar energy. There are large tracts of land that could easily be used for solar installations. We know the economics and we see the value of solar, and yet the industry pats itself on the back for a job well done. It is failure, but few will admit it.

Seth Godin, acclaimed author and entrepreneur recently wrote in the September 2010...

11 years 1 month ago

Craig Shields of 2GreenEnergy.com published a mini-guide. His guide, The Tough Realities of Renewable Energy Businesses: Why Investors and Entrepreneurs are Struggling to Profit in Clean Energy. Because the guide is somewhat vague I'll put it simply: the tough reality of the renewable energy business is that it is hard to make a profitable...