About Scott Cooney

Scott Cooney Scott Cooney (twitter: scottcooney) is an adjunct professor of Sustainability in the MBA program at the University of Hawai'i, green business startup coach, author of Build a Green Small Business: Profitable Ways to Become an Ecopreneur (McGraw-Hill), and developer of the sustainability board game GBO Hawai'i. Scott has started, grown and sold two mission-driven businesses, failed miserably at a third, and is currently in his fourth. Scott's current company has three divisions: a sustainability blog network that includes the world's biggest clean energy website and reached over 5 million readers in December 2013 alone; Pono Home, a turnkey and franchiseable green home consulting service that won entrance into the clean tech incubator known as Energy Excelerator; and Cost of Solar, a solar lead generation service to connect interested homeowners and solar contractors. In his spare time, Scott surfs, plays ultimate frisbee and enjoys a good, long bike ride. Find Scott on



Author Archives: Scott Cooney

Solar HR Solutions

August 16th, 2015 | by Scott Cooney

Solar is a historically finicky industry. When it’s hot, it’s red hot, and when it’s not, it’s really not. So [&hellip


Survey on Cleantech Jobs

April 7th, 2015 | by Scott Cooney

As many of you know, CleanTechnica is part of the Important Media network, one of the world’s biggest sustainability media [&hellip


Paul Hawken on Being a 'Doomer'

November 20th, 2009 | by Scott Cooney

During yesterday’s Sustainable Industries Economic Forum, keynote speaker Paul Hawken suggested that it will take a somewhat monumental effort to [&hellip


A Ride on the Hornblower Hybrid Ferry to Alcatraz

July 20th, 2009 | by Scott Cooney

Previously challenged on CleanTechnica to use its first-ever hybrid ferry as more than just a 'publicity stunt', Alcatraz Cruises does a good job of using its vessel to educate tourists about environmental issues


Eco-Driving Technology

May 4th, 2009 | by Scott Cooney

Last week, in an experiment some cast aside as a PR stunt, several drivers drove a Ford Focus Hybrid car [&hellip


Keeping Winter Cool

March 4th, 2009 | by Scott Cooney

A little known ski resort in Western Massachusetts erected a wind turbine to help power its operations in the Fall [&hellip



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