James Rose

James Rose serves as Sr. Research and Policy Analyst, Water and Energy Program at GRACE. He primarily works on GRACE projects involving renewable electricity and energy efficiency. James holds a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a BA in Biology from Earlham College. He was a co-author and the project manager of The Network for New Energy Choices's award winning report on net metering and interconnection, Freeing the Grid.

10 Simple Tips for an Energy Efficient Summer

As we enter the dog days of summer, it's time to refresh yourself with some easy ways to save energy while staying cool. Here are ten tips to help you use energy more efficiently and save money at the same time.

The Solar Road Not Yet Taken

With a powerful vision, Solar Roadways aims to vastly improve the nation's highways, use solar energy technology to power the country and provide LED lighting and computing to make driving safer. With the help of a clever video and social media they are creating a viral sensation with a IndieGoGo campaign to help make their vision a reality.

Bad News for Food: Climate Change is Here

The newly released National Climate Assessment says that climate change will hit agriculture particularly hard due to extreme heat, drought, disease and heavy downpours. That leaves food security in doubt.

Earth Day 2014: An Eco-Stravaganza of Sustainable Tips and Tricks (Part 1)

This Earth Day, the Ecocentric team is celebrating by sharing our favorite eco-friendly tips and tricks! Whether you're an old hand at ninja energy efficiency tactics or setting up your first apartment, hopefully you'll find, as we did, that there's always more to pick up by way of sustainable living.

What They Know about Climate Change

As the IPCC, Oxfam and the AAAS remind everyone that climate change is already here, the next question is how countries of the world will respond. With so much at stake, it's advisable to try to limit global warming and prepare to adapt to changes in climate - before it's too late.

California's Drought at the Nexus

California's drought could bring rising food prices, water shortages and even influence energy markets. The state will likely face problems where food, water and energy issues intersect - the nexus.

Doing More With Less: Energy Efficiency for Consumers

Just in time for the season's first major cold snap, GRACE is pleased to release Doing More with Less: Energy Efficiency for Consumers. From basic home improvements to exciting new technologies, our new report will help you stay warm while saving energy and money.

...and Solar Takes the Lead!

In a new milestone on the road to a cleaner energy future, the amount of newly installed solar power capacity will overtake that of wind power for the first time in 2013.

Top Ten Energy Tools from Around the Web

Check out our Top Ten tools and calculators from around the web that can help you figure out your relationship with energy: how it's used, how it's produced and how you can use it more efficiently.

Future So Bright: 10 Facts about the State of Solar

Solar power in the United States has come a long way - even in the past year. A recent report by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council gives us some of the latest facts and figures on the solar industry's rise to power.

Fracking in the Nation's Vegetable Patch

The farmland sitting on top of the shale is known for producing raisins, nuts, fruits, vegetable and cotton. Given California's rich oil history, oil and agriculture interests have co-existed for a long time, but fracking could pit the two against each other.

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