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Hollis, NH Public Schools – Solar on the Roof, Solar in the Classroom

A 125kW PV rooftop solar array at the Hollis, NH Upper Elementary School. Photo courtesy KW Management.

By Ted Vansant

“We can’t wait to start integrating the data from our new rooftop solar energy systems into the everyday curriculum at our schools,” says Nicole Tomaselli, Curriculum and Instruction Administrator for the Hollis, NH Public […]

Princeton University’s Microgrid is Still an Inspiration

East Pyne Hall, Princeton University. Photo by Andreas Praefcke, Wikimedia Commons

By George Harvey

In 1996, Princeton University replaced its old coal-fired heating plants, which had been around since the 1920s, moving to natural gas as a fuel source. This was not a simple change, however, as it had a set of […]

The Plainfield School Solar Project

Plainfield Elementary School. Courtesy photo.

By George Harvey

The Plainfield Elementary School, in Meriden, New Hampshire, is now being supplied with electricity from its own solar array. It was installed by Norwich Solar Technologies (NST), of White River Junction, Vermont, in the early autumn of this year.

The solar array is […]

Colby-Sawyer College Even Closer to Carbon Neutrality

ReVision Energy installed a 68.4-kilowatt solar array on the roof of Colby-Sawyer College’s new Center for Art + Design. Photo courtesy of ReVision Energy

By George Harvey

Readers of Green Energy Times (GET) should recognize Colby-Sawyer College as a long-time mover on renewable energy and climate change. GET has published articles on things going […]

The Northeast is Home to Some of the Greenest Universities in the Country

University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. Photo: Pixabay.com user

By Chris Gillespie

Data analysists at SaveOnEnergy.com recently assessed U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list of Top 100 universities and ranked them based on their commitment to the environment and their success with sustainability initiatives.

Here are updates from some of the twenty-five “greenest” […]

Colby-Sawyer College Students Partner with PermaCityLife to Support Franklin’s Revitalization Efforts

By Jennifer White

Executive Director of PermaCityLife Professor Nick Baer, City Manager Elizabeth Dragon, Mayor Ken Merrifield, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of Sustainability Jen White ’90, Colby-Sawyer President Susan D. Stuebner and Community Development Coordinator of PermaCityLife Jenisha Shrestha ’14 gathered to cut the ribbon to the PermaCityLife storefront and field […]

All Progress is Local:

Climate Action is Up to Cities and States Now

By Ben Jervey, Institute for Energy and the Environment, Vermont Law School

If President Donald Trump sticks to pledges he made on the campaign trail—and so far he is proving to do just that—the federal government won’t be taking any action to reduce national greenhouse gas […]

Ways Higher Education Institutions Can Go Green

By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss

In recent years, colleges and universities have recognized the capacity for their independent communities to lead the nation as examples of sustainable and carbon-neutral institutions. Colleges in the U.S. and around the world have introduced conservation measures to reduce waste, installed solar panels to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, […]

The IEE at Vermont Law School

DRIVING ENERGY TRANSITION

By Benjamin Jervey

Our world’s energy challenges, as any loyal G.E.T. reader already knows, are intimately intertwined with our great environmental, economic, health, and social challenges.

The first ever VLS Energy Clinic Team at the Eaton House working on improved legal and business models for community-owned solar. Courtesy photos from the […]

Inter-Lakes School District

How Laker Blue Went Green and Became a State Energy Leader

By Seth Wheeler, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative

Working with New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC), Honeywell and other energy professionals, the Inter-Lakes School District (ILSD) is on track to become the greenest, most energy-diverse school district in the state of New Hampshire. The path it […]