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Google – 100% Renewable

By Green Energy Times Staff

Google, the well-known provider of internet services, is now getting 100% of its electricity from renewable sources.

That might not mean much to a person who occasionally does a search or gets emails from Google. In terms of real energy usage, however, it is an enormous statement. Google may be […]

Energy Financing Available Through VEDA

The Town of Stowe and Village of Hyde Park’s 1.4MW solar farm is expected to produce approximately 1,568,000kWh of electricity per year. Photo: Encore Renewable Energy.

By N.R. Mallery

The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) is Vermont’s statewide economic development finance lender. Created by the General Assembly in 1974, VEDA’s mission is “to contribute […]

UV Green Real Estate Network Launches in January

Vital Communities has announced that an Upper Valley Green Real Estate Network will launch this January for real estate professionals across our region.

Energy is often the second highest cost of home ownership for Upper Valley residents. The real estate brokers, lawyers, lenders, home inspectors, appraisers, and energy experts engaged with Vital Communities’ […]

The Race to the Top in Home Energy Performance Data:

Why It Pays to Go First

There is tremendous risk and reward to being a first mover. News that Tesla overtook Ford in market value is perhaps the most illustrative example of what’s possible when innovative technologies disrupt the market.

While not all companies are set to be the next Tesla, many are placing very […]

The World’s First LEED Platinum City

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Wikimedia Commons

By George Harvey

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, which was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), was designed to help builders and renovators achieve high standards of human and environmental health in their structures. It is said to be […]

Regional Energy Organizations Lean into the Future and Long-term Goals

Green Alliance table in Portsmouth, NH at the 2017 Earth Day Party. Pictured (L-R): GA intern Diana Sarni, GA Co-owner Chad Butson (middle) and GA loyalty card holder on the right. Photo: Green Alliance

By Hope O’Shaughnessy

A number of regional New England organizations formed to address urgent environmental issues are expanding their mission […]

State Clean Energy Funds

A Driving Force in Renewables Deployment for Over a Decade

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Solarize Mass program encourages small-scale solar energy through a group-purchasing system. Photo courtesy of Dana Drugmand.

By Dana Drugmand

Long before the current emphasis on sub-national leadership in advancing clean energy, some states had created funds dedicated to supporting […]

New Hampshire Small Business Energy Audit Fund Grants

By Green Energy Times Staff

The New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) has announced creation of the Small Business Energy Audit Fund. Most agricultural producers and small businesses in New Hampshire will be eligible for a 75% reduction in the cost of energy audits.

A participant will get a comprehensive energy […]

Utility Programs Can Help Low-Income Customers

Utility programs can help low-income customers keep the lights on, but some do better than others

By Ariel Drehobl

The following is an excerpt from an ACEEE blog post, which can be found at http://bit.ly/utilities-helping:

As households ramp up air conditioners to stay cool this summer, many will find themselves with higher energy bills. […]

Tell National Grid: No Rate Hikes for Dirty Energy Investments in NY

People and Planet over Profits – Public Hearings Start this Week

National Grid wants to raise electricity and gas rates in upstate New York, starting next year. If the request is granted, the average residential customer’s bill would go up by $17.63. (Customers who receive electricity service only from National Grid would see […]