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Dartmouth Sustainability Solutions Café: Shaping Energy Transitions

Please join us for the next Sustainability Solutions Café!

Elizabeth Wilson – Director, Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society and Professor of Environmental Studies

“Shaping Energy Transitions”

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

5:00 – 6:00 pm

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Changing energy systems requires shifts in technologies, […]

Vermont Clean Cities Coalition News

Funding Opportunities

Burlington Electric EV Financing Program Burlington Electric Department has partnered with local credit unions to make EVs more affordable for the Burlington Community. The credit unions – Green Mountain Credit Union, Vermont Federal Credit Union, and VSECU – are offering low- and, under certain circumstances, no-interest loans and allowing Burlington Electric customers to […]

Study: Wind and Solar CAN Power Most of the USA

Image: Solar and Wind Park. Pixabay.com

Solar only works when the sun is shining, and wind only works when the wind is blowing so, as Donald Trump has reasoned in the past (http://bit.ly/d-trump-reasoned), they couldn’t possibly handle all of our energy demand, right? WRONG! In a recently published paper by Dr. Ken Caldeira in […]

Webinar – NH Legislative Energy Policy Update

Curious about current NH energy bills? We’ve got answers! Please join us at Noon on Friday, March 30th and we will bring you up to speed on all of the energy-related bills currently making their way through our state Legislature. Register at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7652132926600879106

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Two Big National Wins for Reducing Fossil Fuel Use

For Geothermal and Building Efficiencies!

Geothermal Heat Pump Tax Credits and 179D Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency Tax Deduction Approved by Congress

On February 9, 2018, the U.S. geothermal heat pump (GHP) industry scored a victory for its workforce as federal legislation was passed to extend federal tax credits for residential and commercial installations of GHPs. […]

Green Energy News You May Have Missed

By George Harvey

As usual, the climate has been one of the most important news items of the past two months. There is bad news, which is that 2017 was the second hottest year on record, worldwide, after 2016, which was an El Niño year. While we in the Northeast might have had […]

Vermont Climate Action Commission Collects Ideas

By Rick Wackernagel

Responding to federal inaction and a request from Vermont environmental organizations, Vermont Governor Phil Scott established a Climate Action Commission last July to accelerate progress toward Vermont’s greenhouse-gas emissions and renewable-energy goals. The Commission is finishing its first action – collecting its first round of ideas. Assessing its prospects, Commission […]

Clean Energy Momentum

Ratings for the top ten states

To determine the clean energy momentum state ranking, UCS analyzed the 50 states on 12 metrics, such as job creation, pollution reduction, renewable energy in the electricity generation mix, and policies to advance clean energy. California leads the way, with strong showings on eight metrics and the number […]

Rebellion!

By George Harvey

Donald Trump would abdicate America’s climate leadership.

But states, towns, cities, schools, businesses, and ordinary people are stepping up to make America great again.

And that just may be the year’s biggest story.

By withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, Donald Trump left America’s seat at the table […]

Hanover Pledges to Go 100% Renewable

Hanover, NH, 29th US municipality to commit to replacing fossil fueled energy with renewable energy. Image: Dartmouth Flickr

By Rick Wackernagel

On May 9, 2017, the townspeople of Hanover, New Hampshire voted to make their town the 29th municipality in the United States to commit to getting all its energy from renewable […]