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Responsible, Affordable, Light Industrial Heating with Wood Biomass

Vermont Artisan Coffee and Tea Company in Waterbury, VT. Photo Joseph Architects.

By Barb and Greg Whitchurch

On November 2nd, Renewable Energy Vermont held a press release event to announce its 5-Year Action Plan. The event was hosted by VT Artisan Coffee and Tea Co. (VAC&T) at their brand-new headquarters in Waterbury, VT, right […]

Ten More Cities Across America Commit To Going 100% Renewable

“Ready For100″’ Program Case Study Highlights Ten Cities That Have Joined Nationwide Movement

Plus: Check Which Local Communities Are Seriously Considering Doing the Same

Residents of South Lake Tahoe are switching to renewables to preserve their scenic home and their tourism-based economy. Photo courtesy of Mark James Miller via Wikimedia […]

Google – 100% Renewable

By Green Energy Times Staff

Google, the well-known provider of internet services, is now getting 100% of its electricity from renewable sources.

That might not mean much to a person who occasionally does a search or gets emails from Google. In terms of real energy usage, however, it is an enormous statement. Google may be […]

Energy Financing Available Through VEDA

The Town of Stowe and Village of Hyde Park’s 1.4MW solar farm is expected to produce approximately 1,568,000kWh of electricity per year. Photo: Encore Renewable Energy.

By N.R. Mallery

The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) is Vermont’s statewide economic development finance lender. Created by the General Assembly in 1974, VEDA’s mission is “to contribute […]

UV Green Real Estate Network Launches in January

Vital Communities has announced that an Upper Valley Green Real Estate Network will launch this January for real estate professionals across our region.

Energy is often the second highest cost of home ownership for Upper Valley residents. The real estate brokers, lawyers, lenders, home inspectors, appraisers, and energy experts engaged with Vital Communities’ […]

The Race to the Top in Home Energy Performance Data:

Why It Pays to Go First

There is tremendous risk and reward to being a first mover. News that Tesla overtook Ford in market value is perhaps the most illustrative example of what’s possible when innovative technologies disrupt the market.

While not all companies are set to be the next Tesla, many are placing very […]

What the End of Oil Looks Like

Tesla charging station with a rooftop solar collector. This station is located in Tejon Ranch, California. Photo:Wikimedia Commons.

By Randy Bryant

I was driving around town a month ago (windows still open) with a noisy truck on one side and a motorcycle on the other. So my mind wandered again to thoughts […]

ACEEE Report: New data, same results

Saving Energy is Cheaper Than Making It

*Notes: Energy efficiency data represent the results of this analysis for utility program costs (range of four-year averages for 2009-2012); supply costs are from Lazard 2013.

By Annie Gilleo, Senior Manager, State Policy, ACEEE

Keeping the lights on for customers is every electric utility’s top priority. To […]

U.S. Renewable Electricity Grows 14.7%

as Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Fall

For first three-quarters of 2017, Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) data show:

Renewable electrical production up 14.7% Biomass, geothermal, hydro, solar, and wind energy all increase Coal, natural gas, oil, nuclear power all decrease Renewables provide 17.8% of total U.S. generation as solar reaches 2% and wind is 6%

According […]

Omaha Saving $ by Switching From Nukes to Wind

Fort Calhoun nuclear plant, during a flood in 2011 (US Army Corps of Engineers photo)

By George Harvey

On August 26, 2016, the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) announced that it would close the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant, which had a rated output of 476 megawatts (MW). It had been in […]