Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty and Management)

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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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No, it's a big scam.  All the green power gen has non-green side effects.  For solar panels, the chemicals used in production have toxic waste.  Windmills need heavy duty oil (and lots of it) to grease the motors.  Dams, we all know that problem.  No such thing as 100% green.

Jun 24, 2017 08:46 AM
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Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Jun 24, 2017 06:47 AM
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Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

Yes I do.  Tesla batteries may have issues, but it has to start somewhere, with the expectation that improvements will come with time.  If we don't make the move to green energy because it's not perfect in the beginning, we will never get away from dirtier means of power.  

Solar panels are a great example of how they have evolved to become more efficient and better looking.  With time they will be integrated into the roof so they are unnoticeable.  

Gotta start somewhere.

Jun 24, 2017 07:14 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Therein lies the ongoing debate. 

Jun 24, 2017 11:23 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Nathan,

I would have to really study this to give you an intelligent answer.  A

Jun 24, 2017 07:53 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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I forgot the name of the TV show with James Spader as a lawyer but he nailed this one in his summary before the jury on "green".

Jun 24, 2017 07:40 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

It helps, but birth control would help it more. Too many resource suckers and waste producers on this planet already. We should have to prove we made/make the world a better place before we procreate.

Jun 24, 2017 07:40 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

We often do not get all the information necessary to make a good decision. And, as a result, we often do not!

Jun 24, 2017 07:10 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Perception and reality are often very different.  

Jun 24, 2017 06:44 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Sounds like some stats put out by the Koch brothers.

Jun 24, 2017 10:34 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
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There is a lot more than meets the eye on many of these topics. Just like cloth diapers (which I used) save the landfills of diapers but use A LOT of extra water and washings (a commodity in some drought areas).-Kasey

Jun 24, 2017 02:00 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

For billions of years, the planet has auto-corrected what was thrown at it...

Jun 24, 2017 12:45 PM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
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If you want to compare electric cars to gasoline cars, you can't include production of one without also including production of the other - that's basic 4th grade science. If calculating the carbon footprint of an energy source includes production, then electric cars win hands down. 

Jun 24, 2017 08:12 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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Only in our minds

Jun 24, 2017 07:51 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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Green energy benefits are exaggerated.

Jun 24, 2017 07:48 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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The verdict is out and though I think it is responsible citizenship to be conservative and protect the environment, I also think there is lots of hype to scare people into conformity.

Jun 24, 2017 06:02 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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I certainly don't enough about all the issues to provide a good answer. I suspect you can find support for both sides of the debate depending on what data you consider. I the overall net effect a positiv? Not sure it is.

Jun 24, 2017 03:16 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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Jun 24, 2017 02:26 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Great information. I think this entire topic and the resulting 'solutions' are feel good placebos

Jun 24, 2017 02:13 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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  "Green" is a hoax, just like climate change/global warming.   Tesla, Algore, and other profiteers are laughing all the way to the bank.

Jun 24, 2017 01:57 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
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To be or not to be ... that is the question.

Jun 24, 2017 01:08 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM nailed this one!

Jun 24, 2017 09:56 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Wishfully.

 

Jun 24, 2017 08:37 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Ask your President....

Jun 24, 2017 07:07 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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The "green" industry is a money maker for certain people. But it is full of hypocrisy. Remember Al Gore? What are the carbon footprints of his McMansion and his private jet? The masses buy the green ideas and what they are selling, but don't really investigate the background of the industry. There was an environmentalist in Oregon who really limited logging in our forests - but when they investigated him they found he lived in a large log home - with enough wood to build 9 traditional homes.  The hypocrisy.

Jun 24, 2017 06:51 AM
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the marketing gurus say we are

Jun 24, 2017 06:50 AM
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Abby Stiller
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Jun 25, 2017 06:58 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I'm not well versed enough about all the issues to provide a good answer but what I've read it appears to me the "green" industry is a money maker for certain people and is definitely full of hypocrisy. 

Jun 25, 2017 04:37 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Nathan Gesner - one needs to be 'politically correct' to one's viewpoint.

There is never a solution which is either black or white, there is always a shade of gray.

Jun 24, 2017 09:26 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
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If we didn't have global warming the earth would still be in the ice age and we wouldn't be on Activerain right now.

Jun 24, 2017 07:46 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
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I don't think there is an easy answer to this question.

Jun 24, 2017 04:52 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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I suppose we should ask the same question of the coal industry, the oil industry, etc.

Jun 24, 2017 01:29 PM
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Peter Mohylsky
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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It makes sense in the long haul.  A journey of a thousand miles sterts with a single step.

Jun 26, 2017 04:35 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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There are a lot of things claiming to be green that are questionable...buying a new appliance when the current one is Woking fine but the new one will save 2 dollars a month. But the carbon footprint for the old he not been used up yet

Jun 25, 2017 07:53 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Nathan Gesner I think we all just have to do our part. We can't always buy into the next latest and greatest technology.

Jun 25, 2017 06:31 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think these values will continue to improve as the technology improves.  There are more benefits to electric vehicles than just the carbon footprint.

Jun 25, 2017 05:21 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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It makes those that profit from it feel good

Jun 25, 2017 05:09 AM
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Janice Zaltman
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL
South Florida Residential Real Estate

Yes, it is a step in the right direction. Nothing ever started perfect. That comes throught trial, error and time.  We still subsidize fossil fuels...oil, gas and coal. Does that make sense? One study does not define an industry or movement. That would be like saying one realtor defines us all. 

Jun 29, 2017 08:29 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Ask me in 50 years

Jun 27, 2017 06:38 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Maybe it gives a lot of companies a job, but not sure it all the GREEN stuff really does save our planet.

Jun 27, 2017 07:35 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

No, it's not saving the planet.  It's lining the pockets of people who push that agenda.

Jun 26, 2017 05:31 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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There is much propaganda on all sides. Needs more research. One thing is certain - we need some change.

Jun 26, 2017 05:24 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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I'm skeptical and I'll leave it at that. (For example, low flush toilets... people just flush extra times... seems silly.)

Jun 25, 2017 04:35 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I hope so.

Jun 25, 2017 03:15 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I'm becoming more and more convinced that it's more of a money-maker than actually saving the planet - especially after reading about the Tesla issues.

Jun 24, 2017 08:12 PM