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by Romit Sen | July 2, 2019
  “When the well is dry, we know the worth of water,” said Benjamin Franklin. As India faces one of the worst water crisis in recent times, and news of Chennai’s water shortage dominates headlines, the saying seems to be proving [...]
by ISC Staff | October 5, 2018
ISC's George Hamilton, Brent Habig and Steve Nicholas attended the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco September 12-14, 2018.The Summit was an invite-only event where governments, businesses, activists, and nonprofits could gather, [...]
by Steve Nicholas | June 26, 2018
Amazon HQ Sphere by Joe WolfHow the winning community deals with the gains and pains holds lessons for any place hosting a booming industry.No matter where you turn for news, it's inescapable: the hullabaloo over "HQ2," the frenzied competition [...]
by LuAnn Bennett | January 23, 2018
This blog is by ISC board vice-chair, LuAnn Bennett. LuAnn is president of the Bennett Group in Washington D.C.We all know that China is the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter, but what’s easy to forget is why that’s the case: the country is [...]
by Henry McKay | April 18, 2017
In a Detroit neighborhood, families live with extreme flooding, molding and water shut-offs as part of their every day. More than 500 miles away, in one of Baltimore’s lowest-income communities, residents experience full weeks without power each [...]
by Deb Perry | March 15, 2017
It seems like just yesterday we were sharing the news that we’d been tapped by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative to serve as the national coordinator for Solar Market Pathways. Now we’re already in the project’s third and final [...]
by Nicole Enright | February 3, 2017
A key to bringing renewable energy to scale is engaging large institutions. Not only are these institutions large energy customers that can influence local markets, but they often have expertise, space for installations and the ability to handle [...]
by Steve Nicholas | February 2, 2017
Why does the Institute for Sustainable Communities remain focused, dogged and optimistic amid the sound and the fury unfurling on the national stage? Because we believe deeply that the work we do – bringing local leaders together across [...]
by Deb Perry | December 16, 2016
Over the past month, the U.S. has seen some significant strides in renewable energy. St. Petersburg, Florida made a commitment to get 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2050. Fourteen cities from the Metro Boston Mayor’s [...]
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