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Climate Activity That Makes a Difference

Citizens Climate Lobby’s (CCL) NH South Central chapter leader volunteer, John Gage with his daughter meet with Representative Ann Kuster of New Hampshire in Washington D.C. They were among the 1000 CCL volunteers who lobbied 500 congressional offices in teams on June 13, 2017. Photo courtesy John Gage.

by John Gage

Recent federal administration […]

Responding to Climate Change in the Hudson Valley

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 […]

Renewable Energy for All

Local Forum on Community Solar Next Saturday, March 11th 1-3pm First Congregational Church, Fellowship Hall 30 Main Street, Binghamton.

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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 […]

Montpelier Makes Progress Towards Net Zero 2030 Goal

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 […]

Upper Valley Towns Moving Toward 100% Renewable Energy

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 […]

Catamount Solar is now accepting applications for their 2016 Community Grants Program – Deadline November 15

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 […]

Solar Siting Issues

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 […]

Solar Sharing

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.

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Bradford Solar

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 […]

Solarize Dummerston Update

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 […]