It’s not too late to get your bike ready for the road! Sign up for our FREE Basic Bike Maintenance workshop at the Upper Valley Food Co-op on Thursday, June 29, from 6-7:30 pm. E-mail Bethany to register, and visit the Vital Communities website to learn more.
Alan Betts in his all-electric car that is charged with the electricity from his own solar array. Courtesy photo.
By Dr. Alan K. Betts
It has been a warm winter in New England. Burlington had no nights in January below 0 ºF, and the temperature reached a remarkable 70ºF on February 26th. The […]
Barbara delivers Green Energy Times, what they consider the “real news” paper, with their all-electric Nissan Leaf.
By Barb and Greg Whitchurch
Short answer: it hasn’t. One year ago we bought a 2008 Toyota Prius with 107K miles for $6,600. Last October we bought a 2015 Nissan Leaf with 33K miles for $12K. (The […]
by David Roberts
Transportation is now the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Taking advantage of more efficient transportation options can save your household money, reduce fossil fuel consumption and support a healthy lifestyle. Reducing transportation emissions on an individual basis is a challenge for many of us due to […]
Bellows Falls Community Bike Project first anniversary celebration. Photo by Karl Kemnitzer.
By Karl Kemnitzer
Reaching our transportation energy goals is often postponed until after we have weatherized our homes and installed solar panels, but since it is the largest energy use (37%) and emissions (46%) of any Vermont energy sector, it should be […]
On Saturday, May 13th, from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM, The Wallingford Community Bike Safety Day, will host it’s 19th annual event, at the Wallingford Elementary School. This fun, interactive and collaboratively sponsored event always has something for all ages; from free helmet fitting to an obstacle course, and from bike safety inspections to 911 […]
by Steven Nadel, Executive Director The Trump administration is reportedly launching a rollback of vehicle efficiency standards that greatly benefit the US economy. These standards save consumers money, create jobs, help reduce US reliance on foreign oil, and lower carbon emissions. The Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas emissions standards adopted since […]
From: TAKING THE INITIATIVE: Carl Pope’s Blog, March 6, 2017 Washington, DC
The oil industry, and its “deep state” allies in the Trump Administration, have lured US auto companies into a potentially fatal political trap, chumming Detroit by tapping into the deeply embedded penchant of the Big Three for chasing short-term market trends at […]
Air pollution is killing too many people
By John Bos
There is a Sanskrit proverb that observes, “For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth.”
Breathing is the only autonomous system of the body that we can also control. This means that although the body governs our […]
Advance Transit hopes to have their new electric bus out on Tuesday, Feb. 21st. Initially it will be working one of the hospital shuttles. Photo: Courtesy of Advance Transit
By George Harvey
In the December, 2014 Green Energy Times article, “Proterra’s All Electric Bus” (http://bit.ly/GET-Proterra), we noted that the city of Worcester, […]