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Royal Sustainability…The G.E.T. It!

By Randy Bryan with contributions from George Harvey

I watched the news highlights of Prince Harry and Megan (now Duke and Duchess of Sussex), their wedding, and their drive off from the wedding to the first reception in the Jaguar E-type convertible. Beautiful car. Wow! Never even noticed Megan.

The Duke and […]

The Disruption has Begun

Batteries are starting to wreck the hopes of fossil fuels

By George Harvey

The Hornsdale Power Reserve (HPR) is a big battery in South Australia. At any given instant, it can provide 100 megawatts (MW) of power. It can keep up a discharge of 70 MW for about ten minutes, and 30 MW […]

Will climate change, pollution, and invasive species kill off fishing?

Fly fishing for trout. Photo by Bryan Ledgard, Wikimedia Commons.

By George Harvey

Pity the poor brook trout. During the nineteenth century, it was one of the most popular fish with American anglers. In fact, it is the state fish of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and six other states. But it […]

There’s CARBON in that Soil!

The Solution Beneath Our Feet

Image: en.wikipedia.org

By Jessie Haas

Suppose someone told you there was a natural way to pull CO2 out of the atmosphere and store it underground—a process that could simultaneously protect waterways from pollution, control flooding, mitigate drought, and produce more, and more healthful food. A process that works […]

World’s Second Largest Amusement Park Goes Solar

Six Flags Great Adventure’s award-winning rollercoasters, El Toro (foreground) and Kingda Ka (back). Photo courtesy of Wikimedia user Paulm27.

By Chris Gillespie

Soon Superman won’t be the only one getting his power from the sun at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey.

In a recent press release, Six Flags Great Adventure announced […]

The Business Case for Solar Power

The Upper Valley Aquatic Center’s 500 kW off-site, net-metered solar powers this local business. Courtesy Image.

By George Harvey

“We can help any business save money through solar,” Jim Merriam, the CEO of Norwich Solar Technologies asserted. Some business operators have the idea that solar power would not work for them, but […]

Who’s Really the Winner of the Super Games?

Welcome to the 2018 Sustainability Super Bowl!

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady drops back to pass in the second half of Super Bowl LII. Image: Brian Allen/Voice of America.

By Chris Gillespie

Since both the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles have impressive records when it […]

Sustainable Business 2018

Today’s top business trends will have big impacts

By George Harvey

The state of sustainable business appears to be up in the air right now. This is largely because of unclear policy on the part of the governments of the United States and some of the individual states. With opposition to renewable energy, […]

The Cost of Denial

When it happens in the Statehouse, we all suffer.

By George Harvey

Denial is a matter of asserting that something is different from what it actually is. It might be that most of us do it from time to time. Many people say, “I’m okay,” as they shed a tear that says clearly […]

Warner, New Hampshire

News of a Groundbreaking Design for a Community Microgrid

A gathering at the solar stage in downtown Warner, New Hampshire. Photo courtesy of Neil Nevins.

By George Harvey

Warner, New Hampshire, has not yet built its microgrid. It has not yet installed any of its hardware. In fact, it has not even […]