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ESG and Impact Investing: The Effect on Hospitality

To stay competitive in this evolving market, to attract serious customers and investors, your company can’t afford to ignore or obscure its impact on society and the environment. As a sign that environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting is becoming the standard versus the exception, three of the world’s largest hotel companies have created programs to measure and report their ESG criteria.

Distributed Generation: A Key Component of a Sustainable Strategy

Learn how distributed generation uses small-scale technologies to produce electricity at or near the end user. Distributed energy can come from onsite generation sources like solar panels, wind turbines and combined heat and power (CHP).

Snow covered solar panels – what’s the payback for shoveling?

As Boston faces its fourth major snow storm in a month many New Englanders have sunk deep into the “dark months” blues.  And each day as I stare at Groom Energy’s snow-covered solar array I can’t dismiss some level of guilt for our environmental faux pas. But with storms January 12th, 20th, 26th and tomorrow’s... Read More

Section 1603 extension – a one year holiday gift?

With last night’s tax bill passage by the House, the renewable energy industry has been given a wonderful holiday gift.   But this toy’s battery only lasts one year and you might not be able to replace it. By extending the Section 1603 provision for just another 12 months Congress has extended life for renewable grants,... Read More

Section 1603 – Is the Grant party over?

Labor Day typically marks the time when our year-end project installation schedule becomes more clear.  Our corporate customers, often operating on a fiscal-calendar year for budgeting, also exhibit end-of-year psychology and “get it done by year end” becomes a priority.  Normal product lead times, procurement contracts, permits, and even potential interruptions from winter weather means... Read More