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AMS Breaks 2 Gigawatt-Hours in Grid Services

March 19, 2019

South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Edison’s ground­break­ing DER pro­cure­ment breaks a record for bat­tery-based vir­tu­al pow­er plants serv­ing real-world grid needs. The com­pe­ti­tion for the title of “world’s largest vir­tu­al pow­er plant” has large­ly been focused on res­i­den­tial solar-bat­tery sys­tems, like those being deployed by con­tenders like Australia’s AGL or Vermont’s Green Moun­tain Pow­er. But accord­ing to AMS, for­mer­ly known as Advanced Micro­grid Solu­tions, the world’s …
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Investing Well by Doing Good: A CIO Benefits from the VC-ESG Connection

Chief Investment Officer
By Christine Giordano
February 22, 2019

First sto­ry in new series exam­ines how one CIO sourced his VC invest­ments that just hap­pened to be ESG. Envi­ron­men­tal, social and gov­er­nance (ESG) invest­ing is not always an easy tightrope to walk. As envi­ron­men­tal con­cerns, labor laws, shady gov­ern­ment prac­tices, and women and children’s rights take cen­ter stage at the world sym­posia and the Unit­ed Nations, some believe that …
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Trump’s War on California

Politico Magazine
By Michael Grunwald
February 21, 2019

It’s undoubt­ed­ly a blue-state bas­tion. But far from being a social­ist hell­hole, the Gold­en State is thriv­ing after years of malaise. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump loves bash­ing California—its “ridicu­lous” sanc­tu­ary cities, its “gross mis­man­age­ment” of its forests, even the “dis­gust­ing” streets of San Fran­cis­co. He also enjoys slag­ging Cal­i­for­nia lib­er­als, like House Intel­li­gence Com­mit­tee Chair “Lid­dle” Adam Schiff, House Finan­cial Ser­vices …
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Press Releases

DBL Partners and ZOLA Electric Announce Nigeria Expansion at Global Climate Action Summit

September 11, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE San Fran­cis­co, CA (Sep­tem­ber 11, 2018) — DBL Part­ners and its port­fo­lio com­pa­ny ZOLA Elec­tric (“ZOLA”), for­mer­ly Off Grid Elec­tric, today announced a Glob­al Cli­mate Action Sum­mit pledge …
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Urbansitter & RubyRibbon: New Data Shows Women Love Their Side Hustles and It’s Not All About the Money

September 7, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 7, 2018 /​​PRNewswire/​​ — A new sur­vey of more than 1,000 women with side hus­tles reveals that the top three rea­sons women choose inde­pen­dent work are: flex­i­bil­i­ty (44 per­cent), income (38 per­cent) and entre­pre­neur­ship (25 per­cent). Com­mis­sioned by BabyQuip (www​.babyquip​.com), Ruby Rib­bon (www​.rubyrib​bon​.com) and Urban­Sit­ter (www​.urban​sit​ter​.com) “Women in the Gig Econ­o­my 2018” pro­vides an in-depth look at …
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FBN: Farmer2Farmer 2016

December 13, 2016

Farm­ers Busi­ness Net­work (FBNSM), the ground­break­ing inde­pen­dent farmer-to-farmer net­work, today announced the launch of major new tech­nolo­gies and ser­vices that expand the network’s agro­nom­ic intel­li­gence. FBN also launched its FBN
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