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Lessons in Communication from “Energy Week”
As I watch the energy debate in the U.S., it's clear the battle lines are drawn - you can't change my mind, and I can't change yours. All of these complicated issues are being oversimplified. All the rhetoric is sizzle, there is no steak. At a time when energy news headlines are frequently at odds with administration policy (think Paris Agreement, the coal industry, etc.), the communications calculation is clearly that there is really nothing to lose by being bold - and nothing to win by being conciliatory. Likewise, groups on the other side of this debate aren't backing down or stopping pursuit of actions that support their objectives...that is to say, the 'opposition' intends to dominate too. read more >
Earth Day
April 19, 2017 by Sarah Mees | News | Earth Day
For those of us that are concerned about the current politicization of environmental issues, Earth Day 2017 is an opportunity to lend our voices to the global community in support of progress. Earth Day has become an annual reminder that we all have a role to play, and that collectively we can affect change. read more >
Creating a Movement with Clean Energy Jobs
Clean energy industries employ more than 3 million U.S. workers in well-paying middle-class jobs. This data comes from the Department of Energy's annual U.S. Energy and Employment report and is the focus of a social media campaign (February 22) designed to focus national attention on this U.S. jobs success story. At Tier One, we're always looking to help innovators in energy technology promote new ideas and solutions for a better future, so we're excited to support this important campaign. read more >
As of Friday, November 4th, the Paris Agreement (from COP21) entered into force with 97 out of 197 nations officially signed on. As you may know, the Paris Agreement is an unprecedented show of global unity in fighting climate change. In essence, the agreement is a collection of self-imposed national commitments to keep global temperature rise this sec century to well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels. The Paris agreement is not a solution, but it is a start. read more >
Tier One is pleased to support the inaugural Energy Efficiency Day -- a collaborative effort of regional and national organizations working to promote energy efficiency. read more >

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