Financing for Distributed Renewable Energy has Arrived!

Investment firm Blackstone has formed a new portfolio company that will finance and own distributed energy assets focused on commercial, industrial and institutional customers. GSO Capital Partners, Blackstone’s credit investment platform, will initially commit US$250 million to fund ClearGen, which will offer capital alongside companies that develop and operate distributed infrastructure such as renewable energy …

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How can permaculture be financed?

Author: John D. Liu Personally I believe that in real terms investment in restoration has the highest possible return because it is sustainable and aligns with natural evolutionary trends that create living matter from sunlight, water and minerals. While this is of incredible value and the basis of air, water, food and energy, the existing …

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How I kicked the coronavirus in two days

Yes, I caught Corona Virus. I think eventually everyone will be infected except for very isolated people. But I only missed one day of work. Here’s how I did it: I followed the same routine that worked great for another virus infection, a routine that I learned from a naturopathic physician trained at Bastyr University …

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Our Permaculture Field Study site

Before the Pandemic, we had a Permaculture Design Course operating on our amazing site in Southern Oregon. This Two Week Intensive course includes 72 hours of international curriculum plus hands-on workshops. We hope to resume it very soon! Hosted by SCOPE: Southern Oregon Permaculture Ecovillage. Learn More on a Working Permaculture Site Many people have …

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The Shift from Fossil Fuels to Clean Energy: a $26 Trillion Opportunity

The main purpose of this blog is to share with our readers stories of how people are making good careers for themselves (or struggling at first, then succeeding) in one of the many aspects of environmental remediation. In this introduction, we aim to set the stage, by sharing with you the general outlook for these …

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