Hannah Miller is a writer, ecologist, and adventurer living in Colorado. She is interested in everything, but particularly in creative sustainability practices, the Internet, arts and culture, the human-machine interaction, and democracy. She's lived in Shanghai, New York, L.A., Philadelphia, and D.C., and taught English, run political campaigns, waited tables, and written puppet shows. She definitely wants to hear what you're up to. You can reach her at @hannahmiller215, email at golden.notebook at gmail.com or at her site: www.hannahmiller.net.

The 12 Best Practices were developed from a national survey and funded by the DOE Sunshot Initiative.  (Click to enlarge)

Colorado’s Solar-Friendly Communities Go National

Solar Communities is a program that helps local governments implement 12 best practices for rooftop solar, breaking through red tape and making residential installations easier on homeowners. The program covers over half the population of the state. The Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association now hopes to expand its program to the rest of the country.

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A Powerful Tool for Getting Insight into State Energy Policy

This week, the Center for the New Energy Economy released an overview of 2013-2014 state policies passed on renewable energy. The center is also giving the public access to legislation in real-time via an online database.

Clean energy expert Leslie Glustrom sounds the alarm. Photo by Lee Buchsbaum

‘Both Sides of the Meter’ at Colorado Climate Summit

“We have to look at both sides of the meter,” said Leslie Glustrom, pointing at a chart of Boulder’s carbon emissions that, despite tremendous work and city effort to reduce carbon emissions, showed marginal gains.

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Energy Efficiency’s Next Great Leap: Predicting the Weather

A new energy usage system, developed by Stem Energy, uses atmospheric and environmental data to make a second-by-second decision about whether a building should pull from the meter for its energy, or run on battery power.

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What Worker Cooperatives Actually Look Like

The new film “Shift Change” has a series of worker cooperative case studies that show what democracy looks like in factories, laundries, bakeries, and more.