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Sustainability in the Upper Valley

The Upper Valley (UV) region in New Hampshire and Vermont has many impressive sustainable programs and projects. We wanted to share with you some of the sustainable highlights in the region from what we know. Many towns, businesses, and residents may learn from the happenings in the UV. There are likely more things going on […]

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 […]

Upper Valley Towns Moving Toward 100% Renewable Energy

Over 125 people participated in this aerial art photo in Hanover, NH to show their support for 100% renewable energy. Photo: Rob Strong.

By the Sierra Club Upper Valley Group

A future powered by 100% clean, renewable energy is technologically and economically feasible. As the prices of installing solar and wind equipment continues to […]

Faced with Federal Climate Change Denial,

2,500 Industry Leaders Commit to Green Building

 

The opening plenary session, examining whole-systems focus, will be given by Dr. Craig Jones, of Circular Ecology. Courtesy photo.

As the federal government slips into climate change denial, sustainable energy practitioners in the northeast are increasingly committed to building more healthful, more durable, and more energy […]

Nansen Ski Club Adds Warming Hut That Will Stand the Test of Time

Historic photo of the original Nansen Ski Club Building. Photo courtesy of Nansen Ski Club.

By Hope O’Shaughnessy

North America’s oldest, continuously operating skiing club, the Nansen Ski Club, is sustaining its community mission and longevity with a new warming hut that uses renewable energy. The vibrant ski club operates in the Milan […]

The Alchemist Brewery

The shared150kW net-metered solar array for The Alchemist is located on a farm in Bethel, VT. 60% of the output goes to the Alchemist’s Waterbury facilities, covering ~95% of their energy bills. Photo courtesy Dorothy Manny/The Herald of Randolph.

By George Harvey

Stowe, Vermont has long been famous as a destination for skiers […]

How Solar Saves You $ – Even in the Winter

Keep your panels clear of snow for maximum efficiency in the winter. Photo credit: solarworld4u.com

By Green Energy Times staff

You may be reading this article because you are very interested in solar technology but just are not sure the upfront investment is worth it if you wish to own your solar energy […]

Fourth Annual National Bioenergy Day

October 19, 2016 is designated as National Bioenergy Day. This day is a celebration of bioenergy that highlights its environmental and economic benefits on the local, state and national levels. It’s sponsored by the Biomass Power Association, Biomass Magazine, the U.S. Industrial Pellet Association, the Biomass Thermal Energy Council, the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, […]

Sustainability in Tompkins County

Lake Cayuga, in Tompkins County, seen from the Cornel University campus. Wikimedia Commons.

By George Harvey

Here is a simple truth. There is no conceivable way we could give all the credit they deserve to the people working for a sustainable future in Tompkins County, New York.

Those who think […]

New York’s First Community-Shared Solar

Panels in blue show the project layout for the Halfmoon community solar array. Photo: EnterSolar

By George Harvey

The State of New York has adopted a comprehensive energy strategy called “Reforming the Energy Vision” (REV). Its purpose is “to help consumers make better and more informed energy choices, enable the development of […]