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Can Solar Micro-Grids Transform the African Grid?

Justin Guay | Posted 11.22.2016 | Green
Justin Guay

Nearly 100 million people are now on the first steps of the energy ladder thanks to the rapid deployment of solar home systems in poor communities ac...

Reports: Off-Grid Solar Will Reach 99 Million Households By 2020

Vrinda Manglik | Posted 03.04.2017 | Green
Vrinda Manglik

Along with private investors, the U.S. government and multilateral development banks can play a role in alleviating some of these financing challenges through investments and assuming some investment risk through loan guarantees.

An Entry-Level Pay-As-You-Go Lamp is the First Rung of the Energy Ladder

Victoria Arch | Posted 03.21.2015 | Impact
Victoria Arch

What is the role of the solar lantern in energy access? In July of last year, I attended an Engineering for Change Webinar called "Off Grid Technology...

Four Reasons Pay-As-You-Go Solar And Digital Financing Are Unlocking Energy Access For All

Justin Guay | Posted 12.07.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

Co-authored with Vrinda Manglik, Sierra Club Associate Campaign Representative, International Clean Energy Access We already know that pay-as-you-go ...

The Next Frontier For Beyond the Grid Solar Markets: Big Data

Justin Guay | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

When it comes to energy access, we're fond of saying small is big. That's because all those small scale solar lanterns, solar home systems, and so...

Should Student Loan Debt Be a Crime?

Keli Goff | Posted 12.31.2011 | College
Keli Goff

An 18 year-old with no credit history and no job walks into a bank and requests a loan to buy a $100,000 condo. What is the loan officer most likely to say?

GOP's Proposed "Cut-Go" Rule Will Add Billions to Deficit, Distort the Budgetary Process

Rep. Lloyd Doggett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Lloyd Doggett

On Day One of this new Congress, after years of professing great concern about the national debt, Republicans are abandoning pay-as-you-go budgeting, returning to the Bush-Cheney approach -- endless borrowing.

Bunning Put a Face on Obstructionist, Mean-Spirited Republican Party

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Bunning is a Republican superhero. He personifies the mean-spirited, hypocritical, wealthy-serving, obstructionist Republican Party.

Senator Bunning is Right!

Ryan Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ryan Mack

Despite how you feel about Bunning's motivation, his position that as a country we must start paying for things as we go in order to not place debt on the shoulders of our future generations is correct.

Partners In Change: President Obama and Senator Michael Bennet

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

The divisions are deep, the fear explosive, and real solutions hard to find. But still, in each community, in each school and in each workplace, a small voice here and there says, "Yes... we still can."

Keeping the Long-Term Fiscal Picture in Mind

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

Progressives understand that growing debt and interest payments, unless curtailed now, will eat up money that should go to the long-term investments that matter most, like clean energy, education and health care.

Ryan Grim

Pelosi: 'We'll Never Have Deficit Reduction Unless We Have Job Creation' | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The deficit debate in Washington misses the fundamental point, said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday, arguing that the primary objecti...

Blue Dog Dems Cashing In On Clout

The Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Members of the House of Representatives once again canceled a health care markup session on Thursday after negotiations with Blue Dog Democrats stalle...