By Robert Connors
On April 5, there was a spectacularly successful presentation of a clarion call entitled “Responding to Climate Change in Hudson Valley” at the First United Methodist Church in East Greenbush. The event was sponsored by Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA) whose executive director, Jim Bonesteel, made the opening remarks and explained […]
Local Forum on Community Solar Next Saturday, March 11th 1-3pm First Congregational Church, Fellowship Hall 30 Main Street, Binghamton.
Let us give our community an opportunity to participate in a sustainable future.
Join us in a discussion of community solar and a new bill by NY Renews, The Climate […]
By Kate Stephenson, Montpelier Energy Advisory Committee Chair
In 2014, Montpelier’s City Council adopted a bold and audacious goal—that the city would be completely “net-zero” by the year 2030—and be the first state capital to produce or offset 100% of its energy use with renewables. In the three years since establishing this goal, Montpelier has […]
Over 125 people participated in this aerial art photo in Hanover, NH to show their support for 100% renewable energy. Photo: Rob Strong.
By the Sierra Club Upper Valley Group
A future powered by 100% clean, renewable energy is technologically and economically feasible. As the prices of installing solar and wind equipment continues to […]
A progressive company operating as a workers’ cooperative, Catamount Solar sets goals beyond bottom line profits in assessing the impacts of its efforts. These include the desire to motivate positive social change in the areas they serve. To achieve this goal, Catamount Solar allocates 5% of its annual profit to support community and environmental programs […]
Vermont state capitol building. Photo: Wikipedia.
By George Harvey
Some Vermont communities have been struggling for a long time to get some control over siting of renewable energy systems that would be built within their bounds. This year, their struggles have become newly energized.
The underlying problem is that the Vermont […]
First of its Kind with a Utility
Innovative Sharing Economy Initiative Makes Rooftop Solar Available through Collaboration between Residents
On Sept. 21, 2015, Green Mountain Power and Yeloha, a peer-to-peer Solar Sharing Network, announced a groundbreaking partnership with a mission to unlock the benefits of solar energy for everyone – by sharing it.
By Nancy Rae Mallery
Bradford, Vermont, is a small town of 2,797 people, but it is taking big steps toward energy independence. Solar systems are springing up all over the town this summer. There already were some, of course. In October 2009, groSolar installed a 9.6kW solar system on the roof of North Country Organics […]
By Stan Howe, Solarize Dummerston Volunteer
Solarize Dummerston is a volunteer-run, grassroots cooperative group purchase program based upon the Solarize process that has been so successful across the country. It is open to residents and businesses from Dummerston, Vermont and surrounding towns.
To simplify the process of going solar, the Solarize Dummerston volunteers have selected […]
by George Harvey
In 2010, a new law in Massachusetts enabled community Solarize campaigns. For the first time, there was a policy framework to encourage community efforts to decrease dependency on fossil fuels. Many people could move ahead with long-cherished dreams to have their own power from their own solar systems at their […]