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NH Communities Unite to Cut Over 1 Million Pounds of Carbon Pollution

Hundreds of Seacoast Families Saving Money and the Environment with Energize 360

PORTSMOUTH, NH – Energize 360, a community initiative to help residents take control of their energy future and combat climate change, announced the results of its groundbreaking campaign to bring both solar and energy efficiency to families and businesses in […]

A New Metric for Tracking Energy Codes Driving Toward Zero

A New Metric for Tracking Energy Codes Driving Toward Zero

By Kevin Carbonnier

ACEEE’s 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard was released in late September with Massachusetts leading based on six categories including utility programs, transportation, building energy codes, combined heat and power, state initiative and appliance standards, according to ACEEE. Looking ahead, there are changes […]

New Record Levels of Carbon Dioxide

CO2 levels increased during the El Niño period (2015-2016) due the droughts causing less vegetation available to take CO2 out of the atmosphere. Photo: Pixabay.

By George Harvey

According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere set a historic record in 2016. The same […]

Tesla Keeps On Truckin’

Tesla Roadster 2.0. Tesla image.

By George Harvey

Readers of Green Energy Times will probably recall an article that appeared on the front page of the October issue, “New Tesla Semi-Truck” (http://bit.ly/GET-Tesla-semi). We had expected to go to press with an article on the new Tesla truck, which was scheduled to be […]

Burlington 2030 District Private-public Partnership Created to Address Climate Change

Leading Burlington, Vermont businesses and institutions have committed over 3.6 million square feet to participate in the Burlington 2030 District, a private-public partnership working to reduce building energy consumption, water use and transportation emissions 50% by 2030. By establishing the economic case for the necessary reductions, the District helps property owners increase asset value, reduce […]

Understanding the Sustainable Supply Chain

By Alex Popp

Many green building programs put a heavy emphasis on not only the sustainability of a building once it is built, but increasingly so on the sourcing and management of building materials in an environmentally responsible way. Sustainable Supply Chain (SSC), sometimes referred to as “cradle-to-cradle,” is the standard term to reference […]

ACEEE Introduces State Energy Efficiency Scorecard:

ID, FL, VA Three Most-Improved States, MA Still #1

As more states struggle with extreme weather events, the 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard gives state-level policymakers a road map for building stronger and more-resilient communities. This eleventh annual report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), shows which states are doing the best […]

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is a Winner

A 134-kW rooftop solar array was inaugurated in November 2017 at the DHMC’s Heater Road facility. The 378 solar panels will offset 10% of the electrical demand of the Heater Road DHMC building. Photo courtesy of Norwich Solar Technologies.

By Thaddeus Rumple

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, New Hampshire, has been […]

DOE Issues a Notice of Petition and Request for Public Comment pertaining to Test Procedures for Electric Motors and Small Electric Motors

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice announcing receipt of petitions requesting that DOE incorporate the IEC 60034-2-1:2014 (2014) test methods 2-1-1A and 2-1-1B as alternative test methods in addition to the existing test methods referenced in its regulations for determining the energy efficiency of certain electric motors […]

Nanogrids: A Whole-Building Approach to Distributed Energy Resources

By Eric Wallace

Distributed Energy Resources

Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) are a growing part of the energy landscape in the United States, and they are becoming an ever more attractive opportunity for households, companies, and building owners to gain control of their own energy needs. By 2024, it is estimated that solar PV […]