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‘Building Communities’ Grants Available through Vermont BGS Department 

The FY21 Building Communities Grants through the Vermont Department of Building and General Services (BGS) is now available for applications. The Building Communities Grant Program consists of the Recreational Facilities Grant Program, the Regional Economic Development Grant Program, and the Human Services and Educational Facilities Grant Programs. These grants are intended for construction and capital […]

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $13 Million in Green Communities Grants

103 Communities Receive Funds for Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Projects

BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $13,000,558 in Green Communities competitive grants to 103 municipalities across Massachusetts to fund clean energy projects. With today’s announcement, the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has awarded over $136 million to Green Communities in Designation Grants […]

Community Impact Investment in Solar Systems

Starlake Lane solar array. Photo courtesy of Norwich Solar Technologies.

George Harvey

Norwich Solar Technologies (NST) recently built a solar installation to provide renewable electricity at reduced prices to sixteen customers, including fourteen single-family homeowners on Starlake Lane in Norwich, Vermont. The system was built on land owned by Twin Pines Housing, […]

LES Webinar – Community Power: NH’s New Aggregation Law and Lessons from National Leaders

LES Webinar:

COMMUNITY POWER

NH’s New Aggregation Law & Lessons From National Leaders

Title: Community Power – NH’s New Aggregation Law and Lessons from National Leaders When: Monday, November 4, 12:00pm Eastern Time Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5224880756834988812 Blurb: Senate Bill 286, the Community Power Law (relative to municipal aggregation) went […]

Ice Harvest Festival – Meredith, NY

Aerial view of the 29th annual ice festival, Feb 2018. Photo: Jessica Vecchione

February 2, 2019 10 am – 3 pm

Hanford Mills Museum 51 County Hwy 12, East Meredith, NY www.hanfordmills.org info@hanfordmills.org 607/278-5744 Take part in a traditional ice harvest, just as communities did a century ago. Festival also includes ice carving, […]

Thetford Strafford Community Solar

The first Multi-Use Community Solar in the State Goes Live

Thetford Strafford Community Solar array. September 11, 2018. Photos courtesy of Nancy Rae Mallery.

George Harvey

The Thetford Strafford Community Solar (TSCS) farm, in Thetford, Vermont, is now operational. Unlike the state’s earlier community solar installations, the TSCS farm has a mix […]

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 […]

Responding to Climate Change in the Hudson Valley

By Robert Connors

On April 5, there was a spectacularly successful presentation of a clarion call entitled “Responding to Climate Change in Hudson Valley” at the First United Methodist Church in East Greenbush. The event was sponsored by Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA) whose executive director, Jim Bonesteel, made the opening remarks and explained […]

Renewable Energy for All

Local Forum on Community Solar Next Saturday, March 11th 1-3pm First Congregational Church, Fellowship Hall 30 Main Street, Binghamton.

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Let us give our community an opportunity to participate in a sustainable future.

Join us in a discussion of community solar and a new bill by NY Renews, The Climate […]

Montpelier Makes Progress Towards Net Zero 2030 Goal

By Kate Stephenson, Montpelier Energy Advisory Committee Chair

In 2014, Montpelier’s City Council adopted a bold and audacious goal—that the city would be completely “net-zero” by the year 2030—and be the first state capital to produce or offset 100% of its energy use with renewables. In the three years since establishing this goal, Montpelier has […]