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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Monday was Resilience Day at the White House (which we think is almost as much fun as Big Block of Cheese Day) and we’re seeing a whole bunch of great action and information about the importance of resilience.
The White House has outlined [...]
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 [...]
The international climate agreement in Paris celebrated the progress states, cities, and the private sector have made in advancing climate solutions. This panel will explore the opportunities and challenges facing cities and the private sector [...]
ISC China Communications Manager Huang Wei shared this great success story from our nonprofit partner in Xiaolan.The Zhongshan Xiaolan Low Carbon Development & Promotion Center has successfully implemented the first rooftop solar panel [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]