Monthly Archives: January 2013

My neighbor’s keeper

Why are some neighborhoods able to withstand crisis, and why do some implode under the pressure? Robert J. Sampson, a Harvard sociologist, delves into the question, using the deadly heat wave of 1995 in Chicago as a case study. He compares … Continue reading

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Los Angeles (finally) embraces solar with Feed In Tariff

Despite California’s great reputation for supporting the development of renewable energy, Los Angeles has long stood as the anomaly in a green powered state. Less than 0.5% of LA’s power mix comes from solar and Los Angeles has far less … Continue reading

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Net metering- the entrepreneur’s dream

Here at Praxia Partners, we are big proponents of net-metering policies. For those new to the idea of net metering- the policy allows homes that generate their own renewable energy to loop into the local energy grid, and deduct energy … Continue reading

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Attack of the zombie titles!

What happens when banks walk away from the foreclosure process? When banks decide not to pursue foreclosure, they often neglect to tell the party who’s most concerned– namely, the homeowner who may have already left her house and community.

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Mapping solar parity in the US

At what point will it be cheaper for Americans to use solar over traditional electricity? What is that tipping point? John Farrell over at Energy Self Reliant States has mapped out a prediction of the solar grid growth over the … Continue reading

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Bright year ahead for ESL students at Providence Glen

It was a busy year for the students and educators of Columbus State Community College’s ESL Afterschool Communities at Providence Glen— luckily, their latest newsletter gives us a chance to catch up.

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