Brewing up Sustainability: Woodfour Brewing Company

(Sunbeams shine down on the Congenra solar collectors on the roof of Woodfour bewery at the Barlow in Sebastopol. The collectors produce both fuel-free hot water and clean electricity for the brewing operation.) The Barlow opening in Sebastopol is a big deal. It’s a wonderful new dimension to the Sebastopol community. And there are some […]

Hans-Josef Fell, Energy Guru of the German Parliament

Dinner with Hans-Josef Fell, Energy Guru of the German Parliament

This past Sunday I was fortunate to have the opportunity to share a fun dinner in San Francisco with Hans-Josef Fell, Green Party member of the German Parliament, and co-founder in 2000 of the German feed-in tariff law that has resulted in Germany becoming number one in solar, wind, and biogas generation. A feed-in tariff […]