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The World’s First LEED Platinum City

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Wikimedia Commons

By George Harvey

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, which was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), was designed to help builders and renovators achieve high standards of human and environmental health in their structures. It is said to be […]

Regional Energy Organizations Lean into the Future and Long-term Goals

Green Alliance table in Portsmouth, NH at the 2017 Earth Day Party. Pictured (L-R): GA intern Diana Sarni, GA Co-owner Chad Butson (middle) and GA loyalty card holder on the right. Photo: Green Alliance

By Hope O’Shaughnessy

A number of regional New England organizations formed to address urgent environmental issues are expanding their mission […]

State Clean Energy Funds

A Driving Force in Renewables Deployment for Over a Decade

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Solarize Mass program encourages small-scale solar energy through a group-purchasing system. Photo courtesy of Dana Drugmand.

By Dana Drugmand

Long before the current emphasis on sub-national leadership in advancing clean energy, some states had created funds dedicated to supporting […]

New Hampshire Small Business Energy Audit Fund Grants

By Green Energy Times Staff

The New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) has announced creation of the Small Business Energy Audit Fund. Most agricultural producers and small businesses in New Hampshire will be eligible for a 75% reduction in the cost of energy audits.

A participant will get a comprehensive energy […]

Utility Programs Can Help Low-Income Customers

Utility programs can help low-income customers keep the lights on, but some do better than others

By Ariel Drehobl

The following is an excerpt from an ACEEE blog post, which can be found at http://bit.ly/utilities-helping:

As households ramp up air conditioners to stay cool this summer, many will find themselves with higher energy bills. […]

Events Focus on Climate Action’s Economic Opportunity

While the new creation of the Vermont Climate Action Commission is an important step, it’s not charting new territory. There has been needed, growing momentum for this type of challenge-to-opportunity response. Here are a few specific opportunities for you to learn more about and get engaged in two of those important efforts, including:

Green Designated Realtors

Sustainability Advocates in Real Estate

By Madeline McElaney

Energy efficiency and sustainable energy in buildings has been my passion and my career for over 15 years. During that time I have seen countless property owners in the central New Hampshire region where I live make energy improvements to their homes. From spray foam and pipe […]

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 […]

BAE Systems’ Business Sustainability Initiative Finds Success in New Hampshire and Beyond

Harrison Williams, a BAE Systems employee uses the EV charging station at the company’s South Nashua, New Hampshire location. Courtesy of BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems

By Chris Gillespie

BAE Systems is a company known for being on the cutting edge of military and surveillance technology, and they are also making strides to […]

Our Prosperity Depends on Protecting the Planet

Interview with Geoffrey Heal Union of Concerned Scientists (USC) www.ucsusa.org.

Geofrey Heal. Photo: © European Union

Geoffrey Heal is a UCS board member, a professor at Columbia business school, and a leading expert on economics in the environment. He chaired a national Academy of Sciences committee on ecosystem services and is a coordinating […]