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ACEEE partners with Bloomberg’s American Cities Climate Challenge

Image: Charlotte, NC skyline. Image: Flickr

Kate Tanabe, ACEEE Research Assistant, Local Policy

Michael R. Bloomberg recently announced Charlotte as the nineteenth winning city of Bloomberg’s American Cities Climate Challenge, of which ACEEE is an official partner.

“With Washington asleep at the wheel, cities like Charlotte are leading the way in […]

Climate Change in a Nutshell: The Gathering Storm

Note how closely the temperatures follow carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.

James Hansen

Young people today confront an imminent gathering storm. They have at their command considerable determination, a dog-eared copy of our beleaguered Constitution, and rigorously developed science. The Court must decide if that is enough.

That is […]

Looking Back – Looking Ahead

Rising sea levels. Image: the

By Dr. Alan K. Betts

This is the time to look back on 2018 and reflect on what we have seen, and what we have learned. At the same time, the climate endgame is getting closer, so we must face reality. As greenhouse gases reduce […]

Heat with Wood — Past and Present

Great Kitchen, Rochlitz Castle. Photo: Norbert Kaiser,

George Harvey and N.R. Mallery

We hope no one minds if we ramble down memory lane. The history of heating can be instructive.

One of the holiday season’s many customs is to sing about a Yule log. The songs refer to a way […]

How and When to Talk to a Child about Climate Change

The Climate Reality Project

Even as an adult, climate change is a lot to wrap your head around. And talking about the issue with kids? That can feel impossible.

But kids today will face the challenges of a warming world head-on. They have a right to understand the realities of the climate crisis and what […]

The Aftermath of COP24

Demonstration in Luxembourg. Photo: GilPe. Photos from Wikimedia Commons

George Harvey

The Conference of the Parties to the United Nations (U.N.) Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) was brought to a close a day late, with what many people would call a watered-down agreement. The news about it has continued, however.

The Context of COP24

António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations. Photo: Kuhlmann / MSC. Photos from Wikimedia Commons.

George Harvey

Climate change denial is well-funded and pervasive. The Wikipedia article “Climate change denial” says, “Climate change denial has been associated with the fossil fuels lobby, the Koch brothers, industry advocates and conservative think tanks, […]

COP24 – The Conference

Demonstration in Paris. Photo: VVVCFFrance. Wikimedia Commons

George Harvey

The Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) was scheduled for December 2, 2018 to December 14, 2018. The purpose of the conference was to create a set of rules for determining that countries were adhering […]

Parking Lot Solar – a Great Solution for Our Region

Vermont’s largest parking lot solar canopy , a 156kWp system, at the ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. This is just part of what promises to be impressive work we will report on soon. Photo courtesy of ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. Image courtesy of Encore Renewable Energy.

George Harvey

Sometimes […]

Holiday Hill Community Wind in Russell, Massachusetts

David Blittersdorf

David Blittersdorf, CEO of AllEarth Renewables, based in Williston, Vermont, announced the groundbreaking for the Holiday Hill Community Wind Project in Russell, Massachusetts. The two turbine, 5 MW project has broad local support and will be generating power for the surrounding Massachusetts communities by the summer of 2019. The project is […]