Scientists Are Asking "Can You Hear Me Now?" by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. When we think and our responsibility to our kids and grandkids to try to protect them from the many potentially harmful changes in our physical world, the people who we look to for accurate information are highly trained scientists.   They are the …

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The Cost of Morality and Mortality by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Think about how much you would be willing to pay for a lifejacket of your very own as you and your child board the fishing boat. How much? How much you would be willing to pay for one for yourself when the boat is …

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Smart Local Investors do Well and do Good By Francis P. Koster Ed. D. I love it when I find examples of places where one can do well while doing good. This phrase describes situations where you can invest money or talent, earn a handsome rate of return or a decent living, and make the …

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Banking on a Positive Future by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Banks and electric utilities are both facing tough times. You don’t have to be a futurist to know that banks have a big problem now, and it isn’t just the housing crisis. Interest rates paid by customers are so low that when banks make loans, …

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The Bright Future Found in Growing our own Fuel by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. The United States imports roughly three and a half billion of barrels of oil annuallyi, and in return ships about $350 Billion U.S. dollars out of our country every yearii . This comes to about $1,200 per citizen. If we could figure …

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A Fresh Look at How to Meet Society’s Future Electrical Needs by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Our electrical utility system works so well that headlines are made only when it fails. In many other parts of the world, the headlines celebrate when the system works continuously for more than a few days! Until recently, almost …

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Creative Financing and School Adds Solar High School Produces Solar Electricity and Saves $25,000 Annually by Jon Kennedy School districts across the country are saving money and energy by installing large solar arrays on their rooftops. What is normally considered to be an expensive undertaking is now possible by a growing number of financing options …

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Innovative Agreement Stimulates Major Increase in Solar Electric Sites! by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. A straightforward contracting mechanism has proven to be a major enabler of solar electrical energy installation. We spell out the details below. But first - let’s create some context: Did you know that a lot of electrical energy sold to you …

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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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