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New Hampshire’s Largest Solar Array

With the Ossipee Mountains in the background, the state’s largest solar array is making energy at Moultonborough Neck where the New Hampshire Electric Co-Op has finalized the construction of a two-megawatt system. (John Koziol)

In an.article published in the New Hampshire Union Leader on December 25, 2017, correspondent John Koziol described the efforts […]

No Grid – No Problem!

Tom Dunne and Mary Hodgkin’s solar home. Courtesy photos: Pika Energy Company of Westbrook, Maine.

Around 1.2 million homes and businesses in the Northeast lost power recently after severe weather brought high winds and heavy rains through the region. It just so happens that Tom Dunne and Mary Hodgkin recently installed solar panels […]

What’s Up With This Solar Tariff Deal?

By George Harvey

The United States will impose a 30% tariff on imported solar panels. The tariff comes about because of complaints from two companies with U.S. factories, both claiming that Chinese competition is unfair. One, Suniva, is a bankrupt subsidiary of a Chinese company. The other, SolarWorld Americas, is a subsidiary of […]

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. […]

Affordable Tech Marvels Dominate Greenest Vehicles List

For those who like clean vehicles with state-of-the-art technology, or simply want to reduce their environmental footprint, today’s market has good news. A variety of affordable, efficient, tech-smart cars and trucks are now on the market, giving American consumers plenty of options for buying a greener vehicle. At greenercars.org, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient […]

Chrysler Pacifica PHEV

First Affordable Electric Car for Families

By David Roberts

The quiet thrill of driving electric is reaching new territory this year with the arrival of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. This is a seven passenger minivan that goes 33 miles on the battery and up to 570 miles on a full battery and a tank of […]

State Electric Car Incentives – Coming to Vermont Soon?

By David Roberts

Plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) are much more efficient than gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles and can be powered by renewably generated electricity. EVs can help clean up transportation, one of our dirtiest energy sectors, and help save money on gasoline and maintenance costs for owners. A range of state policies and incentives supporting […]

Are EVs and Solar Threats or Saviors to Utilities?

By Randy Bryan

Electric utilities have resisted renewable power (solar) growth in various ways over the years. Many utilities have seen solar installations as a threat to their legacy business model (monopoly-regulated-safe central supply to secure growing customer base). Solar has been a distributed ad hoc supply source, bleeding demand away from the central generating […]

100% Renewable Energy Worldwide Isn’t Just Possible – It’s Also More Cost-Effective

By Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch

Reposted from EcoWatch media associate AlterNet

Transitioning the world to 100% renewable electricity isn’t just some environmentalist pipe dream—it’s “feasible at every hour throughout the year” and is more cost-effective than the current system, which largely relies on fossil fuels and nuclear energy, a new study claims.

The research, compiled by […]

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What Is the ESSEX Plan?

By Michael Shank

Economists love it. Republicans love it. Democrats love it. Big multinational corporations love it. Even activists love it. What could possibly garner that much affection? A pragmatic piece of policy that puts a cost on carbon and a price on pollution. It’s clean and simple. And in […]