Flooding during Hurricane Harvey. Image: nbcnews.com.
By Kenan Sahin
Climate change is often seen as synonymous with global warming, a misperception deriving from the historical mislabeling of the phenomenon.
Certainly, “warming” is part of it, but the real danger is the increasing variations or the greater-than-normal fluctuations in all aspects of climate: temperature; humidity; […]
Fracking in Pennsylvania. Photo: Ruhrfisch, GFDL, CC-BY-CC.
By George Harvey
On May 23, the price of General Electric (GE) stock fell steeply. This happened because GE announced that its power division is not making money. The power division makes steam and gas turbines for fossil fuel and nuclear plants, but it does […]
Mechanical and Biological Paths
Our recent business-friendly Trump tax cut extravaganza now makes capturing carbon emissions from fossil fuels probably economical by paying $30 dollars a ton for carbon capture and storage. Compared to pollution and ecocide-as-usual this may be a good idea, as suggested by MIT Technology Review on […]
By Barbara Whitchurch
What is the 2030 Challenge (also known as the 2030 District Movement)? Well, the premise is actually quite simple. Buildings account for over 40% of the CO2 emissions and over 45% of the greenhouse gases (GHGs) created in the U.S. each year. (Urban environments emit 75% of GHGs globally.) Therefore, improving the […]
Accel-VT to Graduate First Climate Economy Business Cohort
Eight climate change innovation entrepreneurs participate in business accelerator to help solve distributed energy challenges with the electric grid while honing business models for success in the marketplace
Accel-VT cohort convene at Burlington Electric Department to help solve distributed energy challenges with the electric […]
GMP and Customers Exceed 2017 Carbon Reduction Goals
Green Mountain Power (GMP) has set an ambitious goal for carbon reduction in 2018 and beyond. The goal is to partner with Vermont customers to drive down costs and eliminate more than 8,000 metric tons of carbon emissions per year using clean energy for the next two […]
About Solar Issues in Massachusetts
On January 5, 2018, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities’ (DPU) decided to raise rates, creating uncertainty for future solar customers in the Eversource utility territory. Under the Eversource proposal approved by the Commission, solar customers in the state’s largest utility service area will be forced onto demand charges. These […]
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An off-shore wind farm is proposed for 25 miles off the coast of New Bedford, MA to provide stable power for 500,000 homes, with the 55 MW of battery storage. Image: baystatewind.org
By Chris Gillespie
The Upper Valley Aquatic Center’s 500 kW off-site, net-metered solar powers this local business. Courtesy Image.
By George Harvey
“We can help any business save money through solar,” Jim Merriam, the CEO of Norwich Solar Technologies asserted. Some business operators have the idea that solar power would not work for them, but […]
Today’s top business trends will have big impacts
By George Harvey
The state of sustainable business appears to be up in the air right now. This is largely because of unclear policy on the part of the governments of the United States and some of the individual states. With opposition to renewable energy, […]