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New Notice of Intent for a Funding Opportunity to Improve Energy Efficiency and Demand Flexibility of Buildings

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced its intent to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Connected Communities.”

The Connected Communities FOA would demonstrate and evaluate the capacity of energy-efficient buildings to interact with one another and the grid to provide greater degrees of demand […]

Greenbacks to Back Greening!

Bean-counting toward sustainable living

James Kaplan

This year, G.E.T. motivated an attempt, on my part, to study and summarize two very important reports released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC is a group of scientists from everywhere, and they organize through the UN. Participants number in the thousands.

After being familiarized […]

Investing for Impact and Financial Success

Harry Moran, CFP®, AIF®

With the wide availability of mutual fund and exchange traded fund (ETF) impact investing vehicles, it’s become relatively easy for an individual investor to get started. There’s also an abundance of solid information available online through resources such as USSIF, Green America, As You Sow, and FossilFuelFreeFunds.org. This represents tremendous progress […]

It’s Tax Time! Cash In On Your Credits for Solar!

Chaz Blackmore

Our tax code provides many potential tax benefits for investments in renewable energy systems, whether you are investing for the first time or expanding an existing system. If you can overcome the many hurdles imposed by our tax laws and utilize the tax benefits, the rates of […]

An Ecological Reformation

Roy Morrison

Roy Morrison

Business and pollution as usual have unleashed a rapidly worsening global ecological crisis. We must choose quickly between accepting the dire consequences of global climate disruption, or the embrace of a global ecological reformation.

At bottom, an ecological reformation is expressed by two themes that will define the ecological turn […]

IPCC Issues Global Guide to the Usage of Land

The way we divide up and use the land matters very much to climate change, says the IPCC. Image: Thomas Ehrhardt, Pixabay.

J. D. Kaplan

“Governments challenged the IPCC to take the first ever comprehensive look at the whole land-climate system.” ––Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair

In the July 2019 issue of G.E.T. (“Movement On […]

Realizing Market Value for High-Performance Homes

By Jeffrey Gephart, Real Estate Trade Ally Outreach, Efficiency Vermont

The benefits of a high-performance home include affordability, comfort, and durability. These homes have lower energy bills resulting from high insulation values, low air infiltration, high efficiency mechanical systems, and in some cases renewable energy. They’re also healthier due to ventilation systems that reduce pollutants, […]

“The Shale Gas Revolution has frankly been an unmitigated disaster”

Injection well head. Joshua Doubek. CC-BY-3.0, Wikimedia Commons.

“The Shale Gas Revolution has frankly been an unmitigated disaster.” – Steve Schlotterbeck

An article at OilPrice.com (http://bit.ly/OP-fracking-quote) quoted Steve Schlotterbeck, former chief executive of EQT, a shale gas giant, saying at a petrochemicals conference in Pittsburgh,“The shale gas revolution has frankly […]

2019 Vermont Clean Energy Report Identifies a Maturing Clean Energy Cluster

The Vermont Public Service Department (PSD) is pleased to announce the release of the 2019 Vermont Clean Energy Industry Report, the sixth annual effort in the state to describe the status and characteristics of Vermont’s clean energy industry.

Commenting on the report Commissioner June Tierney said, “With the highest clean energy employment per capita in […]

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Ecological Sustainability as the New Gold For Ecological Transformation

Roy Morrison

The challenge in building an ecological civilization from industrial business and pillage-as-usual is not technical or legal, but financial. To save ourselves from ecological catastrophe, our economic and financial system must value and embrace sustainability and devalue pollution, depletion and […]