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What is Gender Equality in the Green Economy?

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White collars for office professionals and blue collars for hands on types represent different uniforms of industry, but theres no dress code for innovation. The emerging green-collar job is more of a point of view that tends toward sustainability issues such as renewable energy, cleantech, environmentally-conscious design, and policy among others. Over time, sustainability will [...]

Funding Community Health Care Centers

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The very definition of underserved population implies that funding is difficult and facilities lacking. Yet when it comes to healthcare, several avenues are open to filling in the funding gaps. One previously profiled route is the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) designation, which specifically addresses rural communities through specialized Medicaid funding. Another status is the Federally [...]

United Health Centers breaks ground on new Parlier administration facility

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United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley broke ground on a new administration facility in Parlier in a ceremonial event on Wednesday, August 25. Approximately 100 people gathered at 650 Zediker Avenue in Parlier to celebrate the start of construction on the new 20,000 SF facility. The building will house administrative offices, which are [...]

What is Government's Role in Achieving Price Parity for Renewable Energy?

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Can renewable energy reach price parity without government subsidies? While green energy is gaining momentum, it is still generally considered more expensive than conventional fossil fuels. How can this be? The word renewable implies seamless cycles of regeneration. Sunlight and wind are infinite. If we could live truly passive lifestyles, they would be enough on [...]

The New Frugality and The New Energy Economy

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In 2009, as we were all wondering about what would become of us economically, Chris Farrell published a book entitled “The New Frugality: How to Consume Less, Save More and Live Better.” The book’s message is not exactly new — it focuses on a lifestyle of less waste and lower environmental impact driven by living [...]

While clearly stimulating, Build America Bonds lack sex appeal

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In this Great Recession of ours there’s little good economic news, and what we hear from the shrill voices in the news is nothing less than sensational: stimulus, bail-outs, bonuses, not to mention the David-and-Goliath battle of Main Street and Wall Street. Those Wall Street bonuses make for sexy news. The amounts are staggering and [...]

Are stimulus funds helping schools make the grade?

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If we take a short trip back in time to revisit the storied past of education infrastructure over the past year, well see that the federal stimulus plan passed last February had $25 billion destined for it. Fast forward six months when the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave schools a sad D on [...]