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Citizens Climate Lobby’s (CCL) NH South Central chapter leader volunteer, John Gage with his daughter meet with Representative Ann Kuster of New Hampshire in Washington D.C. They were among the 1000 CCL volunteers who lobbied 500 congressional offices in teams on June 13, 2017. Photo courtesy John Gage.

by John Gage

Recent federal administration […]

Responding to Climate Change in the Hudson Valley

By Robert Connors

On April 5, there was a spectacularly successful presentation of a clarion call entitled “Responding to Climate Change in Hudson Valley” at the First United Methodist Church in East Greenbush. The event was sponsored by Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA) whose executive director, Jim Bonesteel, made the opening remarks and explained […]

Renewable Energy for All

Local Forum on Community Solar Next Saturday, March 11th 1-3pm First Congregational Church, Fellowship Hall 30 Main Street, Binghamton.

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Let us give our community an opportunity to participate in a sustainable future.

Join us in a discussion of community solar and a new bill by NY Renews, The Climate […]

Montpelier Makes Progress Towards Net Zero 2030 Goal

By Kate Stephenson, Montpelier Energy Advisory Committee Chair

In 2014, Montpelier’s City Council adopted a bold and audacious goal—that the city would be completely “net-zero” by the year 2030—and be the first state capital to produce or offset 100% of its energy use with renewables. In the three years since establishing this goal, Montpelier has […]

Upper Valley Towns Moving Toward 100% Renewable Energy

Over 125 people participated in this aerial art photo in Hanover, NH to show their support for 100% renewable energy. Photo: Rob Strong.

By the Sierra Club Upper Valley Group

A future powered by 100% clean, renewable energy is technologically and economically feasible. As the prices of installing solar and wind equipment continues to […]

“You have to keep on moving forward”

Martin Luther King Jr. Have a good Martin Luther King Jr. Day from Green Energy Times. His words possibly mean more today than ever.

Catamount Solar is now accepting applications for their 2016 Community Grants Program – Deadline November 15

A progressive company operating as a workers’ cooperative, Catamount Solar sets goals beyond bottom line profits in assessing the impacts of its efforts. These include the desire to motivate positive social change in the areas they serve. To achieve this goal, Catamount Solar allocates 5% of its annual profit to support community and environmental programs […]

ACEDC Green Energy Grants

Middlebury, VT – The Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) is pleased to announce that it will award 5 grants of $500 each for green energy projects to Addison County businesses. Winning businesses must make a minimum 1:1 matching contribution to the project. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015.

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Solar Sharing

First of its Kind with a Utility

Innovative Sharing Economy Initiative Makes Rooftop Solar Available through Collaboration between Residents

On Sept. 21, 2015, Green Mountain Power and Yeloha, a peer-to-peer Solar Sharing Network, announced a groundbreaking partnership with a mission to unlock the benefits of solar energy for everyone – by sharing it.

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Regional Energy Planning through TRORC

Helping VT Reach Renewable Energy Goal Set for 2050

By Dee Gish, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission

In 2011 the Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP) established the ambitious goals of obtaining 90% of Vermont’s total energy from renewable sources by 2050 and 25% of all energy produced in-state by 2025. The CEP […]