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Enabling Provisions To Reduce Carbon Emissions from Freight

Therese Langer, ACEEE Senior Fellow, Transportation

Freight transport is responsible for a large and increasing share of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Despite great strides in truck efficiency and the potential to transition to electric trucks in many applications, vehicle improvements are not enough to deliver a sustainable freight sector. We need a freight network that […]

E-bike Love

More people are finding their way back to biking thanks to the Upper Valley eBike Library project.

Ebikes profoundly expand the range, carrying capacity (children and cargo), hill-climbing ease, and comfort of biking. Dave Cohen, director of VBike, says at least 15 people who tried one of the electric bikes on loan through the program […]

Using Your EV or PHEV as Backup Power

Old version of Converdant’s Prius inverter in the trunk of the Whitchurch’s Prius. Courtesy photo.

Barbara and Greg Whitchurch

Some of you may remember an amazing inverter kit from a New Hampshire company called Converdant, which consisted of a 2,500- or 5,000-watt inverter for the Prius. We bought the 2,500-watt version, which allowed us […]

Vermont Bike & Brew Offers a Real ‘Vermont Experience’ in the Upper Valley

Vermont Bike & Brew owner, Jonas Cole, enjoys a brew during one of his tours. Courtesy photo.

G.E.T. Staff

“When out-of-state visitors come in search of a ‘Vermont experience’ they’re chasing the best maple syrup, maple creemes, small-batch craft beer, locally roasted coffee, and fresh produce. And they want to enjoy it all […]

Cars as an Energy Appliance: Tesla as Lead Actor

Tesla EV being charged by a Powerwall battery. Image: Tesla

Randy Bryan

Cars based on gasoline and diesel technology have been refined for over a hundred years, and their design and costs are projected to stay level or trend up. But, on the side, there is growing acceptance of global warming issues that combustion […]

Electric Vehicles in the Wintertime

The Ford Fusion performs well on a snowy road in Vermont. Courtesy photo.

David Roberts

Many recent car buyers are discovering the benefits of getting plug-in electric vehicles (EV), including:

They have great performance and are fun to drive; They are cleaner than gasoline options – even factoring in upstream emissions of electric generation; […]

10th Annual Drive Electric Week: September 26 – October 4

2019 Charge Forward EV Relay, hosted by Drive Electric NH. Image: Drive Electric NH and Kate & Keith Photography

Brianna Brand

Driving habits certainly look much different than normal as adults and children alike transition to virtual work and school environments that leave the trusty family automobile in the driveway more often than not. […]

Ebike Love

Ebike Love

More people are finding their way back to biking thanks to the Upper Valley eBike Library project. Ebikes profoundly expand the range, carrying capacity (children and cargo), hill-climbing ease, and comfort of biking. Dave Cohen, director of VBike, says at least 15 people who tried one of the electric […]

VT Electric Car Webinar

Are you interested in learning more about electric vehicles? Drive Electric Vermont Acorn Energy Co-op and the Climate Economy Action Center of Addison County are hosting a free webinar about electric vehicles (EVs) Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM. Vermont’s incentive program offers up to $4,000 for an EV purchase, but […]

Congress, states can enable carbon emissions cuts from freight with better planning

By Therese Langer, ACEEE Senior Fellow, Transportation

Freight transport is responsible for a large—and rising—share of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Despite great strides in truck efficiency and the potential to transition to electric trucks in many applications, vehicle improvements are not enough to deliver a sustainable freight sector. We need a freight network that is […]