The Upper Valley (UV) region in New Hampshire and Vermont has many impressive sustainable programs and projects. We wanted to share with you some of the sustainable highlights in the region from what we know. Many towns, businesses, and residents may learn from the happenings in the UV. There are likely more things going on […]
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 […]
2,500 Industry Leaders Commit to Green Building
The opening plenary session, examining whole-systems focus, will be given by Dr. Craig Jones, of Circular Ecology. Courtesy photo.
As the federal government slips into climate change denial, sustainable energy practitioners in the northeast are increasingly committed to building more healthful, more durable, and more energy […]
Historic photo of the original Nansen Ski Club Building. Photo courtesy of Nansen Ski Club.
By Hope O’Shaughnessy
North America’s oldest, continuously operating skiing club, the Nansen Ski Club, is sustaining its community mission and longevity with a new warming hut that uses renewable energy. The vibrant ski club operates in the Milan […]
The shared150kW net-metered solar array for The Alchemist is located on a farm in Bethel, VT. 60% of the output goes to the Alchemist’s Waterbury facilities, covering ~95% of their energy bills. Photo courtesy Dorothy Manny/The Herald of Randolph.
By George Harvey
Stowe, Vermont has long been famous as a destination for skiers […]
Keep your panels clear of snow for maximum efficiency in the winter. Photo credit: solarworld4u.com
By Green Energy Times staff
You may be reading this article because you are very interested in solar technology but just are not sure the upfront investment is worth it if you wish to own your solar energy […]
October 19, 2016 is designated as National Bioenergy Day. This day is a celebration of bioenergy that highlights its environmental and economic benefits on the local, state and national levels. It’s sponsored by the Biomass Power Association, Biomass Magazine, the U.S. Industrial Pellet Association, the Biomass Thermal Energy Council, the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, […]
Lake Cayuga, in Tompkins County, seen from the Cornel University campus. Wikimedia Commons.
By George Harvey
Here is a simple truth. There is no conceivable way we could give all the credit they deserve to the people working for a sustainable future in Tompkins County, New York.
Those who think […]
Panels in blue show the project layout for the Halfmoon community solar array. Photo: EnterSolar
By George Harvey
The State of New York has adopted a comprehensive energy strategy called “Reforming the Energy Vision” (REV). Its purpose is “to help consumers make better and more informed energy choices, enable the development of […]