James Rose serves as Sr. Research and Policy Analyst, Water and Energy Program at GRACE. He primarily works on GRACE projects, under the Network for New Energy Choices name, involving renewable electricity policies. James holds a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a BA in Biology from Earlham College. He was a co-author and the project manager of The Network for New Energy Choices's award winning report on net metering and interconnection, Freeing the Grid.
On May 9, 2013 researchers located at the Mauna Loa Observatory on the big island of Hawaii measured an ominous milestone regarding climate change. For the first time in three million years the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide registered at 400 parts per million.
In Germany, the popularity of wind and solar has taken off in the past decade so much that the country supplied a quarter of its energy needs with renewable energy last year.
Moving beyond coal is undoubtedly a good thing for the environment, but there is one use for coal that might not be too bad: firing up a pizza oven.
As President Obama’s first term draws to a close, the Center for American Progress reflected on their energy and environmental goals that they put together in 2008.
All of us at Ecocentric are reflecting on the New Year and making our resolutions to make 2013 happy, healthy and sustainable. If you are similarly inclined, we have tons of resources here on the blog and at our new GRACE website. To get you started, here are some tips to help you have a lean, green 2013.
Superstorm Sandy revealed how creative, sustainable solutions can make a difference in hard-hit areas, while aging and outdated infrastructure have compounded problems.
Steve Coll’s Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power is a fascinating book on the global dominance of oil. It's a thrilling and informative read.
Giving the perfect gift can be difficult, even more so if you're looking for something that’s good for your recipient, your community and our planet. To help you out, here are some ideas for greener gifts sure to please everyone on your list!
A new infographic from our friends at Vote Solar.
This year, Blog Action Day focuses on "The Power of We," to celebrate people working together "to make a positive difference." So check out some of our favorite people & organizations helping our food, energy & water systems!
The top 20 solar-powered companies generate enough electricity to power more than 46,500 American homes. A new report shows that major businesses are going solar in a big way across the US.
With almost the entire country trying to stay cool with air conditioners and fans, the electricity grid is over-taxed and electricity bills are soaring. Here are some tips to lower your energy bills, save energy and, indirectly, save water too.
Studies suggest people with right-leaning political views tend to prefer technology fixes to address climate change. With a right-leaning Congress, clean energy is more or less the US’s climate change policy.
With summer upon us, it’s prime time for air conditioning and road trips. In many parts of the country, the summer season is the peak time for energy use. To cut back, let’s talk energy efficiency.
In a new video produced by Brainvise for the Vote Solar Initiative, renewable energy policies that let you spin your electric meter backwards are explained in a simple, engaging manner through sharp animation.
250 science high school students saw a preview of the soon-to-be released water documentary Last Call at the Oasis. In this podcast we talk with Kai Olson-Sawyer about the screening of the film.