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Roadmaps to Slow Climate Change and Eliminate Air Pollution

By George Harvey

In May of 2015, a team of researchers headed by Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson of Stanford University published a paper, “100% clean and renewable wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) all-sector energy roadmaps for the 50 United States.” It proposed a set of roadmaps to eliminating of our use of fossil fuels, […]

Funding Available for Biomass Feasibility Studies! Deadline 3/29

Is your town, school, or business considering this type of switch? Now is the perfect time to audit your facility to see what type of biomass system can work and at what cost. This is a valuable service made possible through a US Forest Service grant at little to no-cost to your organization or […]

Heat Pumps Are Not Necessarily Free from Fossil Fuels

by G.E.T. staff

The October 2016 issue of Green Energy Times had two different articles on heat pumps. Based on the comments we received, we wish to clarify the relationship of heat pumps to fossil fuel consumption.

Heat pumps are highly efficient, in terms of the amount of heat they deliver versus […]

Fourth Annual National Bioenergy Day

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, […]

Biomass Heating Conference this Week

The 2016 Northeast Regional Biomass Heating Conference and Expo is being held in Burlington, VT this week. There is a tour of new advanced wood heating systems on Wednesday and the conference and exhibition is on Thursday and Friday. Of interest to those not in the wood heating industry but interested in renewable heating with […]

Modern Wood Heat Forum

Modern Wood Heat Forum Tuesday, Sept 15, 6-8pm Montshire Museum, Norwich, VT Online Viewing Option Also Available

Modern wood pellet technology provides clean, efficient, renewable, easy, hands-free heating for homes and commercial buildings.

Experts in modern wood heating will discuss:

Central residential and commercial wood pellet heating technology, including efficiency How pellets are processed, […]

Here’s to biomass!

Modern wood heating systems are a great way to reduce heating bills while improving the environment. That’s why Peter introduced The Biomass Thermal Utilization Act which would make it more affordable for Vermonters to install wood heating systems in homes and businesses. Learn more here about the BTU Act and how biomass […]

Emerging Frontiers in Bioenergy

Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels — the New Introductory Textbook

By Austin Robert Davis

Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuelsis an innovative new textbook that provides insight into the potential and current advances and benefits of biofuel. Contributions include an extensive list of well-respected university extension programs, such as The University of Vermont Research Extension1, as well […]

The High Mowing School in Wilton, NH is Now Heated with Biomass!

By Jim VanValkenburg

High Mowing School had a strong desire to eliminate its use of fossil fuels by switching to a local green fuel. However their dream of installing biomass boilers would take a big investment with lots of ongoing maintenance. Then Xylogen, a Keene-based company, gave them an exciting “turn-key” proposal. Opportunity […]

Burn Pellets without Electricity

By Pablo Fleischmann, owner of GEO

The Wiseway gravity-feed pellet stove

The Wiseway gravity-feed pellet stove is a wonderful new invention which burns pellets without requiring electricity. Many people who have been shied away from a conventional pellet stove’s dependency on electricity are finding these to be great alternatives. The stove will […]