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Rick Perry – Lost in the Past

Rick Perry (Michael Vadon, Wikimedia Commons)

By George Harvey

Rick Perry has directed the Department of Energy (DOE) to do a 60-day study of the United States electric grid. The memo was not publicized or posted, but I got a copy from the DOE. When this article appears online, the memo will […]

This Is Not a Tragedy – It’s the First Act of a Comedy:

Trump, the EPA, and the Clean Power Plan

By George Harvey

Donald Trump has acted to trash the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). For some of us who cherish Mother Earth and our own progeny, this was a truly frightening action. Some have gone so far to call it a “planetary […]

“You have to keep on moving forward”

Martin Luther King Jr. Have a good Martin Luther King Jr. Day from Green Energy Times. His words possibly mean more today than ever.

The Meaning of Standing Rock

By Carl Pope

Today was supposed to be the deadline for thousands of protesters encamped to prevent completion of the Dakota Access pipeline across Lake Oahe on the Missouri River to evacuate their camp-sites. Instead it has become a moment of celebration, as the Army Corps of Engineers and the Obama Administration have concluded that […]

Vermont Legislative Update

Victories for Energy Siting, Weatherization Funding, and Carbon Pollution Tax Progress

The State House in Montpelier, Vermont. Photo courtesy of VNRC

By Johanna Miller

There were several important victories for clean energy and climate action in the Vermont Legislature this past session, including an energy-siting bill that was saved in the last minute […]

Please Help Keep Renewable Energy Going in Vermont

An appeal from Renewable Energy Vermont

Legislators will return to Montpelier this Thursday, June 9th in response to the Governor’s veto of S. 230 – the Energy Development Improvement Act. Renewable Energy Vermont supports the veto because last minute changes made to S. 230 threaten Vermonters clean energy choices, our ability to reduce climate pollution, […]

Vermont Lawmakers Tackle Siting, Weatherization, Carbon Pricing, Divestment

VT State House in Montpelier. Photo courtesy of VT Natural Resources Council

The latest scientific polling continues to show Vermonters’ strong support for meeting our energy needs through more clean, local, renewable energy resources. Each year, the Legislature has taken steps to respond to this interest – and planetary imperative – by crafting policies […]

Increased Net Metering Cap is a Go, and other highlights from Concord…

NH State House in Concord. Photo courtesy of the Jordan Institute.

On Thursday, April 7, 2016, the NH Legislature passed HB1116. This bill raises the state’s net metering cap from 50MW to 100MW, especially vital because the original 50MW limit was nearly used up. The bill also directs the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) […]

Proposed Changes to Vermont’s Net Metering Law


For those of us who live in Vermont, our ability to install net-metered solar may be in jeopardy, due to proposed changes in net metering.

1. If the net metering changes are finalized in their current form, we will likely find that it no longer makes financial sense to go […]

Sanders Statement on Hottest Year Announcement

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration released new analyses today confirming that 2015 was Earth’s hottest year by the widest margin:“The debate is over. Fourteen of the last 16 years have been the hottest ever recorded. […]