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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Ecological Economic Growth – An Imperative Policy Path

Antarctic sunset. NOAA photo.

By Roy Morrison

The fact that it was warmer in parts of the U.S. and Europe in February 2018 than at the North Pole should get more than our passing attention. It is time to pursue a global agenda for dramatic and healing change an emergency basis. It is a […]

Power When the Grid Goes Down

Power lines downed by storms are an all-too-familiar sight lately. Wikimedia Commons

By Nancy Rae Mallery

If you have, or plan to have, a solar photovoltaic system, it is important that you address the question of what will happen when the grid fails. Without planning specifically for grid failure, most net-metered systems […]

A Few Notes on Greenfield, MA

Clair Chang and John Ward of the Solar Store of Greenfield. Photo courtesy of Clair Chang.

By Green Energy Times Staff

Over the years, Greenfield has been a leading community in energy, efficiency, and sustainability. Five from recent history might be taken as representative.

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), which had originally been […]

Sustainability Programs at Greenfield Community College

Court Square, Greenfield, MA

By George Harvey

Greenfield Community College (GCC) has a set of sustainability programs. A Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency option prepares students to work in energy and efficiency industries, and leads to an Associate of Arts degree (AA) or to a certificate. An Environmental Science/Natural Resources option can start a student off […]

Net Zero Award for Home in Greenfield, MA

This home in Greenfield won the NESEA 2015 Zero Net Energy Building Award. Photo courtesy of NESEA.

By George Harvey

The home of Hannah Smeltz and Spartan Giordano of Greenfield won the North East Sustainable Energy Association’s (NESEA) 2015 Zero Net Energy Building Award. One thing interesting about the project is that it was […]

Co-op Power

By George Harvey

Co-op Power is a grassroots member-owned co-operative focused on sustainable energy. By combining purchasing power of its members, it provides efficiencies of scale to make renewable power and products available inexpensively. It has a commitment to having a responsible presence in the community, based on economic and racial equality and a concern […]

Northeast Biodiesel Will Soon be Operational

Northeast Biodiesel in Greenfield, MA. Photo courtesy of Co-op Power.

By George Harvey

At long last, Co-op Power has raised the money needed to open the Northeast Biodiesel plant in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

They started working on the idea over ten years ago, and have worked hard through many changes of fortune to bring operations […]

Greenfield is Green

Community Aggregation

Court Square, Greenfield, MA

By George Harvey

Massachusetts started a ball rolling when it passed the nation’s first Community Choice Aggregation Bill in 1997. This gave market groups and communities the ability to combine purchasing to get better rates for their residents. Under the system, a community can get all its power […]

Earth Day Events & Ways to Show Support on

Earth Day: April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 is the 45th annual celebration of the first Earth Day in 1970, when 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Back then, thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against […]

Business Continuity Workshop for Regional Economic Resiliency.

There will be a public workshop on Tuesday February 3rd from 7:00-11:00 am at the Hypertherm Facility, 71 Heater Road, Lebanon NH.

LEBANON, NH (January 5, 2015) – The impact of a severe weather event is sometimes quantified by the loss of life and property. Often, these events can have lasting economic impacts on […]