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by Ben Paulos | December 5, 2017
This has been the year of the disaster. Hurricanes, earthquakes, and wildfires have ravaged North America.In addition to the terrible loss of life and property, impacted communities have struggled with the loss of energy. Electricity is the [...]
by Ben Paulos | December 1, 2017
Over the past three years, the Solar Market Pathways project, a U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office initiative, has supported 14 innovative solar projects around the country with the goal of increasing solar energy [...]
by ISC Staff | October 31, 2017
About the SME CleanTech ProgramIndia’s manufacturing sector is rapidly growing, and with that growth comes increased greenhouse gas emissions from a sector that already accounts for more than a quarter of emissions from the world’s fourth [...]
by ISC Staff | May 5, 2016
June Event Will Connect Climate Leaders in India and U.S. Montpelier, VT – May 5, 2016 – The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) has been selected by the Department of State to organize a conference focused on implementing India’s COP21 [...]
by Steve Nicholas | December 11, 2015
ISC’s Vice President for Urban Programs Steve Nicholas just returned from COP21. This is part three of his four-part blog on the conference (read Part 1, 2, and 4). Follow us on Twitter for frequent daily updates. The venue where the [...]
by Steve Nicholas | December 7, 2015
ISC's Vice President for Urban Programs Steve Nicholas is attending COP21 – here's his second report (read Parts 1, 3, and 4). Follow us on Twitter for frequent daily updates.  Paris appears back to normal, but it’s not. On the surface, Paris [...]
by Deb Perry | August 28, 2015
This blog by Debra Perry is cross-posted from Resilient Vermont.   It’s a beautiful day in Vermont, blue skies and just a few puffy clouds. A far cry from the steady downpour of August 28, 2011, when Tropical Storm Irene made its way [...]
by Elliott Bent | August 27, 2015
What’s hot this summer? Regional resilience.   Local action is an essential component of effective climate action – but we’re pretty excited about the all of the ways that regional action – local leaders working together – can have [...]
by ISC Staff | July 28, 2015
This month, there have been some powerful stories about climate despair. Esquire Magazine tracked down Jason Box, a climatologist in Copenhagen who was outspoken about possible climate impacts on social media – and got some real pushback for [...]