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...

Greenleaf and partners present at CleanMed 2017 on Microgrids

John Andersen and Liz Hypes attended CleanMed 2017, a premier conference on environmental sustainability in the healthcare sector, in Minneapolis May 16th-18th with Greenleaf energy service partners, Intelligent Generation, GreenCity Power, G&W Electric, and Grumman/Butkus Associates. John Andersen moderated alongside Bob Biggio from Boston Medical Center, a leader in sustainable healthcare efforts, with our team speaking on integrated microgrids systems. The medical sector is increasingly focused on resiliency due to grid outage concerns that may be exasperated due to the growing impact of climate change. Our presentation addresses the energy side of resiliency by engaging in a discussion on the use of comprehensive Microgrid systems as resilient and efficient energy solutions for the healthcare sector. We believe Microgrids that compliment regional grid infrastructures are the future of energy resiliency. Microgrid solutions are in high demand by the healthcare sector and others such as the military, university and C&I customers who value clean, economic, and resilient energy solutions. Please see our Energy Providers Overview and please contact us if you are interested in learning more about microgrids and sustainable energy...

Green Infrastructure in the Great Lakes Basin

Greenleaf Advisors’ President, John Andersen, was pleased to review for publication Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc’s latest report Assessing the Market Size for Large-Scale Green Infrastructure in the Great Lakes Basin. The report, funded by the Great Lakes Protection fund, evaluates “enabling private financing or private delivery to expand the use of green infrastructure in the Great Lakes basin.”

Environmental Defense Fund and the Future Energy Jobs Bill

Greenleaf advances solar energy through our work with clients such as Intelligent Generation, and environmental partners such as Environmental Defense Fund. Dick Munson is Director of Midwest Clean Energy for EDF and also a Greenleaf board member. He recently wrote this blog on the U.S. states that have supported renewable energy and late last year Dick helped to advance a Future Energy Jobs Bill in Illinois which is stimulating much clean energy, business interest in the...

Green Bond Market and REITs

Greenleaf Associate, Liz Hypes, synthesized information gathered on green bond issuance and REITs for a commentary by S&P Global Ratings – Credit Research. First developed in 2007 by the World Bank and European Development Bank, a green bond is like a conventional bond except the debt financing issued must be used to finance or re-finance new or existing “green” activities or projects.