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5 Benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has evolved from its origin of a suggestion that corporations earmark a portion of their profits to put toward philanthropic initiatives, to becoming a basic component of the way that many companies operate their business. Now, it is a broad term used to describe a company’s effort to improve society in …

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EXAMPLE: How Service Businesses Can Boost Their Bottom Line

On average, overhead accounts for 51% of sales for service businesses; that’s a hefty expense, especially for small or growing businesses. Increasing sales is the immediate thought to lower this percentage, but, for service businesses, making direct efforts to lower overhead may be a better solution. Let’s look at an example: EnergyLink recently worked with …

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PACE Funding Strengthens in California

New Legislation in California Strengthens PACE Financing Standards Property assessed clean energy (PACE) allows homeowners to make crucial home improvements, without having high upfront costs. Homeowners can repay the financing over a long period of time, while benefiting from energy upgrades in their home. Recently, California Legislation strengthened PACE financing standards and consumer protections. In …

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Filling The Energy Market Gap

For most organizations, the benefits of energy efficiency are clear; however, getting access to the right consultation and recommendations to start an energy project isn’t always easy. There is a gap in the energy market; facilities are either too small to interest large energy service companies, or too large and complex for small energy-efficiency businesses; …

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Tesla’s New Solar Panels are Almost Invisible

Tesla makes another leap in the solar industry One of the most common arguments against solar panels is the unappealing appearance they present to a home’s roof. Tesla recently revealed new images of their residential solar panels and it appears they look to put an end to that argument. Tesla is most known for the extremely …

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Warren Buffet Shows his Faith in Renewable Energy

Warren Buffet, one of the most successful businessmen ever, has shown his faith in renewable energy solutions like solar and wind by dedicating $3.5 billion to its cause. PacifiCorp, a wholly owned subsidiary of Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway, is responsible for allocating the billions of dollars in renewables. PacifiCorp is a leading utility provider in western …

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