Posted By: Francis Koster Published: March 8, 2009

             TheOptimisticFuturist.com is led by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D.              Fran received his doctorate from The Program for the Study of The Future at the University of Massachusetts where his dissertation work focused on why populations and leaders would ignore warnings, even when the warning was factual, had reliable sources, and delivered directly to the …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: March 6, 2009

Loan Programs for Renewables and Efficiency Florida - Orlando Utilities Commission - Residential Solar Loan Program Last DSIRE Review: 02/03/2009 Incentive Type: Utility Loan Program Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics Applicable Sectors: Residential Terms: PV: up to $20,000; SWH: up to $7,500 0-5.5% interest rate, depending on technology and loan term Website: http://www.ouc.com/green/solar_pilots.htm …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: March 6, 2009

Residential Energy Conservation Loan Programs.  The electric utility loans money to the consumer, who buys energy saving home improvements, lowers the electric bill, and pays the loan back in the electric bill.  The consumer gets a home improvement for no out of pocket expense, the utility does not have to build new generating capacity, and …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: March 5, 2009

Computer Recycling Program Collects 85 Tons in 2008! by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Students In Training is a community based program established in Salisbury, North Carolina, that allows upper elementary, middle school, high school, and university students to learn about computers under the supervision of certified professionals.  Working in donated space after normal school hours, under …

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