Scott Cooney

Hawaii’s House Bill 1520–a PACE-style program for efficiency and renewables

    For Earth Day 2011, the Blue Planet Foundation held a public gathering on the steps of the Hawaii state capitol to…

Mentorship as a Way to Foster New Green Businesses?

The need for green workforce development is clear. It is also clear that the majority of new jobs are created by small business,…
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#1 Problem Facing Social Entrepreneurs? Lack of Capital. What to do?

Recently, in conversation with Kevin Danaher, whose non-profit Global Exchange is the co-producer of the Green Festival, I asked him what he’s learned…
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Would Texas Play Dirty in World Series? (San Francisco vs Texas as Prop 23 Metaphor)

With eager anticipation and just a week to go before the World Series begins, we sit on the edge of our seats watching…
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GreenBiz Innovation Forum: Innovisionaries and Collaboration for Sustainable Business

Today and tomorrow, GreenBiz.com’s Innovation Forum in San Francisco has brought together, by invite only, the biggest thinkers in sustainable strategy at some…
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Autodesk Announces Partnership with UK-based Granta Design: HUGE Implications for Green Design

This morning, San Rafael, CA-based Autodesk, Inc. announced a partnership with UK-based Granta Design Ltd.  Granta Design maintains an extensive database on material…

What Does Entrepreneurship Really Come Down To? An Interview With Stephen M.R. Covey

Recently, I had the honor of interviewing Stephen M.R. Covey, author of the Speed of Trust, as part of his PR campaign for…
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Natural Marketing Institute–Green Mythbusters

These geeky Mythbuster scientists pulled off a major coup when they landed a show on Discovery with the theme of testing the commonly…
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Vote for the Green Business of the Year

It’s that time again!  Green America’s annual popular vote to elect this year’s most inspiring green business.  What defines green business is subject…
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Cuba’s Peak Oil Experience: Looking Back Over 20 Years

Mario Arrastia Avila, a Physicist in Cuba’s energy transition agency Cuba Energia, spoke in San Francisco last week about the lessons of Cuba’s…
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GE’s GeoSpring Hybrid Electric Water Heater Saves $320 Annually, Plus Breaks Fossil Fuel Dependency

A few years ago, the water heater at my house gave out.  I had recently installed a 1.8 kW solar PV system on…
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Patient Reaction to Green Medical Alternatives–Is There a Customer Loyalty Advantage?

Coming into a medical office can cause anxiety for some….and be a calming influence for others.  The former is often referred to as…
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Our Competitive Future Depends on Clean Energy

An ongoing debate exists in this country and around the world about whether or not the need to transition away from dirty fuels…
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Training Whales to Tow Ships? Applicants to GE’s Ecomagination Challenge Full of Ideas, Lack Grasp of Laws of Physics

A few weeks after the big announcement in San Francisco by GE CEO Jeff Immelt that GE would be cosponsoring a “crowdsourcing” challenge…
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Colorado Tea Party Candidate Suggests Biking Is Gateway Drug to Communism

The Colorado governor’s race is still in primary season, but the barbs, predictably, are already flying between the likely candidates.  Republican front-runner Dan…