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Burlington District 2030 Challenge

By Barbara Whitchurch

What is the 2030 Challenge (also known as the 2030 District Movement)? Well, the premise is actually quite simple. Buildings account for over 40% of the CO2 emissions and over 45% of the greenhouse gases (GHGs) created in the U.S. each year. (Urban environments emit 75% of GHGs globally.) Therefore, improving the […]

Startup Business Growth In The Climate Economy

Accel-VT to Graduate First Climate Economy Business Cohort

Eight climate change innovation entrepreneurs participate in business accelerator to help solve distributed energy challenges with the electric grid while honing business models for success in the marketplace

Accel-VT cohort convene at Burlington Electric Department to help solve distributed energy challenges with the electric […]

Green Mountain Power Doubles its Carbon Reduction Goals in 2018

GMP and Customers Exceed 2017 Carbon Reduction Goals

Green Mountain Power (GMP) has set an ambitious goal for carbon reduction in 2018 and beyond. The goal is to partner with Vermont customers to drive down costs and eliminate more than 8,000 metric tons of carbon emissions per year using clean energy for the next two […]

Concerned Citizens Left Bewildered

About Solar Issues in Massachusetts

On January 5, 2018, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities’ (DPU) decided to raise rates, creating uncertainty for future solar customers in the Eversource utility territory. Under the Eversource proposal approved by the Commission, solar customers in the state’s largest utility service area will be forced onto demand charges. These […]

Eversource Energy

Recognized as One of the Country’s Greenest Utility Companies

Plus: The Latest on Eversource’s Major Clean Energy Portfolio Projects

An off-shore wind farm is proposed for 25 miles off the coast of New Bedford, MA to provide stable power for 500,000 homes, with the 55 MW of battery storage. Image: baystatewind.org

By Chris Gillespie

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The Business Case for Solar Power

The Upper Valley Aquatic Center’s 500 kW off-site, net-metered solar powers this local business. Courtesy Image.

By George Harvey

“We can help any business save money through solar,” Jim Merriam, the CEO of Norwich Solar Technologies asserted. Some business operators have the idea that solar power would not work for them, but […]

Sustainable Business 2018

Today’s top business trends will have big impacts

By George Harvey

The state of sustainable business appears to be up in the air right now. This is largely because of unclear policy on the part of the governments of the United States and some of the individual states. With opposition to renewable energy, […]

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’ […]