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What’s Up With Wind Power in Vermont?

By George Harvey

The Vermont Public Service Board has sent recommendations to the legislature for new sound standards for utility-scale wind projects. Critics say the standards are so strict that the effectively kill development of wind power in the state. This has come as a surprise to a number of people, who […]

How the Power Grid Works

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Easy as Two Plus Two:

How to Regain our Democracy

By George Harvey

As a former conservative Republican (in fact, a former NRA life member), I believe I am as disappointed as any Democrat by what I am seeing in Washington today. The White House and Congress are not guided by any conservative thinking or traditional belief system. […]

The February Issue of Green Energy Times

The February issue of Green Energy Times has been published and is now being distributed.

The entire issue is available as a pdf file HERE.

Individual articles are being posted now.


If a house were on fire, would you add more gasoline and oil to put the fire out? Likewise, should we be extracting and burning fossil fuels in this time of the planet being “cooked” by greenhouse gases?

Nonetheless, there is a proposal to send two pipelines filled with fracked Bakken gasoline and oil […]

Sanders Honors King’s ‘Unbelievable Courage’


ATLANTA, Jan. 16 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) joined civil rights leaders at Ebenezer Baptist Church to mark Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

Sanders said King saw not only the need to end racism and segregation in the United States but to fight to create an economy that works for […]

Canada Joins Lengthening List of Countries Putting a Price on Carbon

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a speech on pricing carbon pollution in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Ontario on October 3, 2016. Photo:

By Rick Wackernagel

We need to transform our energy system faster to stop global warming. Canada just took a big step toward that, announcing plans to […]

Hardwick Food Event Friday, Nov. 4

Nurturing Communities: Finding the Intersection of Food and Economy

What is a durable economy, and how is it created and sustained? How are our food systems incorporated into our communities? What roles do local farms and food distributors play in developing a healthy, vibrant community? These questions and more will be discussed on Friday, November […]

Getting to Know Your Solar Installer: Snow Dragon Solar

Meet the owners of Snow Dragon Solar, Albert and Donna Ducharme. Located on a mountain in Meredith, New Hampshire, the Ducharme’s live in a net-zero off-grid home they built. This valuable experience led to the foundation of Snow Dragon Mountain Builders in 2002 and Snow Dragon Solar in 2007

By George Harvey