John Andersen celebrates dedication of Trout Bay Conservation Area

On June 16 and 17, John Andersen joined Nature Conservancy of Canada and its many conservation partners from the U.S. and Canada to celebrate the dedication of Trout Bay Conservation Area on the North Shore of Lake Superior.  You can read more here about why those assembled have been working 15 years to protect these coastal lands and waters that support so many wide-ranging species and natural communities, including the Canada Lynx, grey wolf, peregrine falcon, arctic disjunct plants, and migratory birds. Read Wendy Cridland’s thoughtful piece on the importance of this area and it’s meaning to...

Aaron Walters of GreenCity Power to present at CleanMed Conference

The CleanMed Conference will be held in Dallas, TX from May 17-19, 2016. Aaron Walters of GreenCity Power will be presenting at the “Powering Health Care with Cogeneration: How Energy Generation Intersects with Health Care, Finance and Environmental Stewardship” session on May 19, 2016. For more information on the Conference, please see the CleanMed website...

Greenleaf client IG awarded project from Illinois Municipal Energy Agency to monetize 880 kW energy storage system for St. Charles, IL

Greenleaf Advisor’s client, Intelligent Generation, a technology company that offers cloud-based solutions for managing networks of distributed energy storage systems, has been awarded a project to operate and monetize a 880 kW lithium ion energy storage system for the city of St. Charles, IL. Partnering with Convergence-Energy and Solar Power and Light, IG participated in the competitive process of obtaining the project in April 2015 when the Illinois Municipal Energy Agency issued an RFP for utility scale solar power. IG’s smart grid technology offers an economically beneficial solution over traditional solar projects and is the first software-as-a-service company to supplement the profitability and integration of solar power through energy storage for a municipal utility. Access article on project...

Intelligent Generation founder presents to EDF’s Climate Corps Energy Management Webinar Series

On July 9th, Jay Marhoefer, President and Founder of Intelligent Generation (IG) presented a talk on “Developing the Operating System for the Networked Clean Energy Grid” to the EDF Climate Corps Energy Management Webinar Series. The EDF Climate Corps is a fellowship program, which this summer placed more than one hundred graduate students into energy management positions across the country.

Greenleaf helps Nature Conservancy of Canada protect Caribou Island

As we reported in our summer newsletter last week, The Nature Conservancy of Canada, along with Greenleaf Advisors and other partners, have been working for some time to protect Caribou Island, a signature property in Lake Superior off the coast of Thunder Bay. Caribou Island is part of the planet’s largest freshwater archipelago, and an important site of Great Lakes biodiversity This morning, NCC proudly announced the acquisition of a portion of the island, including cliffs with nesting habitat for peregrine falcons. Join us in celebrating this milestone, and help Greenleaf and NCC as we work towards protecting more of these precious...