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Fossil Fuels Declining as Renewables Rise

The San Juan Generating Station is closing down. At its peak, it had a capacity of 1,848 MW. Photo: Wikipedia.

George Harvey

Every month or so, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) publishes its estimates of short-term changes in the energy markets. Among its data is a table showing its expectations of […]

Major League Baseball Players for the Planet

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Jessie Haas

Brent Suter, pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, recently endorsed the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act which is working its way through the U.S. House of Representatives. Fellow endorsers include many names that will be familiar to New England readers, including former Vermont governor Howard Dean and biathlete Susan […]

Taking Farming to Net Zero

John Deere autonomous electric tractor. Image uploaded to YouTube.com by John Deere UK IE.

George Harvey

Farming stands out as one of the most important contributors to climate change. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lists it as contributing 10% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as of 2020, but this does not tell the whole […]

Job Creation for Millions Under the Green New Deal

Millions of green jobs will be created under the Green New Deal. Image from Green for All.

Roger H. Bezdek

The Green New Deal (GND) refers to proposals designed to address climate change, economic inequality, and other issues. The name derives from the New Deal, and the concept of the GND combines President […]

The Global Economy Crumbles

Alan Betts

Image: endalltyranny.wordpress.com

The collapse of the global capitalist economy in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic has valuable lessons for us. Capitalism searches for places, people and resources that can be exploited to maximize profit and minimize costs. Capitalism has no moral guiding principles, it simply demands growth and profits, with no […]

COVID-Safe and Sustainable Summer Activities: Good for You and the Environment

The 146.16-kW solar system (shown in the background) at Laurel Lanes is a net-zero project that wipes out their entire electric utility bill. Photo: Joseph Videtta.

N.R. Mallery

“Social distancing” is actually quite easy while we’re outdoors, but we should not let our guards down. COVID-19 is still here, still active and […]

We Can Reach ‘Drawdown’ by Mid-2040’s

A new report – The Drawdown Review – provides the most in-depth assessment of climate solutions and their potential to reduce greenhouse gasses and build a climate-safe future

All Images: Project Drawdown.

San Francisco (March 3, 2020) – A new report from the world’s leading resource on climate solutions demonstrates […]

Is COVID-19 a Precursor to Climate Change?

The new coronavirus molecule. Image: Wikipedia

Jessie Haas

As Earth Day approaches it’s clearer than ever: We’re all in this together.

That’s always been true on the only living planet we know for sure exists, but COVID-19 has taught us to see it and say it. Who is important now? Everyone, but the […]

Time to Go Fishin’

Fishing in a stream in Vermont. Tim McCabe, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

George Harvey

We have over ninety species of fish in the Northeast, and many of them are abundant, fun to catch, and tasty. With climate change and pollution, we have some cautionary notes, but the opportunities abound for sport fishing all […]

Sweet Solar at Sidelands Sugarbush

Sidelands Sugarbush solar array. Photo courtesy of Southern Vermont Solar.

George Harvey

Dan Crocker is the owner of Sidelands Sugarbush, a maple sugar business in Putney, Vermont. Recently, the business had a fairly sizable solar array installed by Southern Vermont Solar (SVS). The story behind this goes a fair distance […]