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Silvio contributes to several energy and climate-focused websites including Greentech MediaCleanTechnica, and The Energy Collective. His posts, as well as guest posts from our network, appear here.

How to Secure Your WordPress Site Like a Pro

Note: This post was originally published on Applied Intelligence, Visceral’s blog

By Jay Buys

Over the last few weeks I have been asked many times by potential clients about WordPress as it relates to security.

Questions such as ‘our IT department advised us  WordPress isn’t secure. Should we really be using it?’ or ‘I read an article about WordPress sites getting hacked. Will my site be secure?’ are becoming common, likely due to the overwhelming popularity of WordPress. Online security is more important than ever so these are very valid questions. Let’s take a look and discuss these concerns.

Net Metering Fights Are Bad for Business – Here’s How Utilities and Solar Advocates Can Avoid Them

April 27, 2016

Note: This post was originally published on Greentech Media

By Silvio Marcacci

Last year, 46 states considered changes to compensation for rooftop solar systems. Some of those proposed changes resulted in a contentious war of words between solar advocates and utilities.

Utilities are in a tough spot. They must now balance what their customers want — which, increasingly, is solar — with the cost of maintaining the grid. While utilities need to ensure that customers are paying their share of the costs to access the grid, they also run the risk of angering customers if changes to net metering are too onerous. This can be bad for business.

So what’s the best course of action?

Net metering pays owners of residential and small commercial rooftop systems the retail rate for every kilowatt-hour of electricity fed back into the grid. It’s been a successful… Continue reading >

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