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The Montshire Museum of Science’s Path to Minimize Its Carbon Footprint

From an energy audit to a new wood pellet boiler heating system and more to come.

The interior of the Montshire Museum of Science. Courtesy photo.

By Chris Gillespie

This winter will be the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, VT’s first being heated by a new wood pellet boiler system.

As stated on […]

The Elizabeth Mine Cleaned Up for Solar

Another Awesome Superfund Project in Vermont

View of tailing and waste rock capped storage and barren ground next to the north cut. Photo credit: EdwardEMeyer, Wikimedia.org.

By George Harvey

In 1809, the Elizabeth Mine, a source of copper ore, opened in Orange County, Vermont. With the exception of a lapse of a […]

Vermont Climate Action Commission Collects Ideas

By Rick Wackernagel

Responding to federal inaction and a request from Vermont environmental organizations, Vermont Governor Phil Scott established a Climate Action Commission last July to accelerate progress toward Vermont’s greenhouse-gas emissions and renewable-energy goals. The Commission is finishing its first action – collecting its first round of ideas. Assessing its prospects, Commission […]

Burlington Awarded $480,000 for Electric Buses

A BYD electric bus. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

By Green Energy Times Staff

In September, Vermont’s congressional delegation announced that the United States Department of Transportation had awarded a grant of $480,000 to the Vermont Agency of Transportation to help buy two electric buses to be used by Green Mountain Transit in […]

Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant (CPHD/C) Training: Scholarships Available

$500 SCHOLARSHIP available to the first 10 participants courtesy of our sponsor, Green Mountain Power

DATE: Mon, Nov 13 – Fri, Nov 17, 2017 9 am – 5 pm

LOCATION: Green Mountain Power, Montpelier, VT

NAPHN’s Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant course is the premier training program for low-energy, net zero and […]

Utilities, Governor, Mayor Announce New Electric Vehicle Incentives for Low- and Moderate-Income Vermonters

Roll Out General Motors Employee Pricing on Bolt and Volt from Shearer Chevrolet;

Celebrate Continued Success of Leaf Promotion from Freedom Nissan Burlington, VT – Vermont utility representatives from Burlington Electric Department (BED), Green Mountain Power (GMP), Stowe Electric Department (SED), Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC), Washington Electric Cooperative (WEC), and Drive Electric Vermont […]

Day 2: Renewable Energy Vermont’s 17th Annual Conference & Expo Builds Cross-Border Partnerships, Honors Leaders, Hosts Governor

REV2017, northern New England’s premier event exploring clean energy innovation and climate solutions concludes Tuesday, October 3rd at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in South Burlington, VT. Nearly 500 energy innovators, environmental advocates, facility managers, policymakers, and community leaders gathered on the first day of the 17th annual conference hosted by Renewable Energy Vermont […]

Energy entrepreneur hopes to bring commuter rail to Vermont

Carbon tax number one at climate hearing

(This story by by Cherise Madigan was posted Sunday in the Bennington Banner.)

Dr. Alan Betts, of Atmospheric Research in Pittsford, speaks at the Governor’s Climate Action Commission’s public hearing at Burr and Burton on Thursday. Photo by Cherise Madigan/Bennington Banner

MANCHESTER — The implementation of a carbon tax was the No. 1 request […]

Request for Proposal for Rutland County Low-income stove change out and pellet heating program

The CEDF released a request for proposals (RFP) to create and administer a program that will serve low-income residential Vermonters in Rutland County with the installation of pellet heating stoves/systems and change-out of old non-certified wood stoves with EPA certified wood/pellet stoves or heating systems.

Proposals are due by October 24, 2017. Please see the […]