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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Roadmaps to Slow Climate Change and Eliminate Air Pollution

By George Harvey

In May of 2015, a team of researchers headed by Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson of Stanford University published a paper, “100% clean and renewable wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) all-sector energy roadmaps for the 50 United States.” It proposed a set of roadmaps to eliminating of our use of fossil fuels, […]

Meeting on Vermont Yankee Decommissioning

Vermont Public Service Department Announces November 12, 2015 Meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel. Panel seeks written public input on Advisory Opinions.

Montpelier, VT – The Public Service Department today announced the next meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015, from 6:00 PM to […]

Meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel

Vermont Public Service Department Announces May 28 Meeting of Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel

Montpelier, Vermont – The Public Service Department today announced the next meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel will be held on Thursday May 28, 2015, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, in the Multi-Purpose Room at Brattleboro Union High […]

Goodbye Vermont Yankee

We’re doin’ fine…

By George Harvey

The reaction of some to the final shutdown of the Vermont Yankee (VY) nuclear plant was predictable. One national investment publication focused on the factoid that Vermont had lost 70% of its electric power. Notice, I said “factoid.” A factoid is something that looks like a fact, […]

Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel Meeting

Montpelier, Vermont – The Public Service Department today announced that the next meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel will be held on Wednesday January 28, 2015, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, in the Autumn Room at the Quality Inn and Conference Center, 1380 Putney Road, Brattleboro, Vermont.

The agenda for the January […]

Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel to Meet

Vermont Public Service Department Announces November 20 Meeting of Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel.

Montpelier, Vermont – The Public Service Department today announced that the next meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel will be held on Thursday November 20, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, at the Marlboro College Center for Graduate […]

Public invited to comment

The public is invited to submit comments on the Vermont Yankee Site Assessment Study and draft Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report

Montpelier, Vermont – The Public Service Department today announced that it is seeking written public comments on the Vermont Yankee Site Assessment Study (SAS), and draft Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report (PSDAR) recently published by Entergy. […]

November 13 Green Energy News

Opinion:

“China’s Climate Change Plan Raises Questions” Many questions surround China’s plans, which President Xi Jinping announced in Beijing alongside President Obama after months of negotiations. In essence, experts asked, do the pledges go far enough, and how will China achieve them? [New York Times] “Carbon Capture, Water, and the U.S.-China Climate Agreement” The agreement […]

November 12 Green Energy News

World: US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced both countries will curb greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades. The US would cut its 2005 level of carbon emissions by 26-28% before 2025. China would peak its carbon emissions and get 20% of its energy from zero-carbon sources by 2030. [CNN] […]

October 22 Green Energy News

Opinion:

“When Grid Defection Makes Economic Sense (Graphs & Charts)” A Rocky Mountain Institute and Cohn Reznick report, “The Economics of Grid Defection,” addresses the question of when it makes sense to go off the grid in various parts of the US for those in the residential or commercial sectors. [CleanTechnica]

World:

The UK’s wind […]