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Buying Green Gifts: A User’s Guide

by Larry Plesant

During a stint teaching entrepreneuring skills to women’s co-ops and small businesses in West Africa years ago, I saw a group of some thirty children racing through the village laughing and screaming and falling over one and other. One of the boys had been given a small toy car made of wood. […]

How and when to talk to a child about climate change

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 it means for […]

The October Green Energy Times is Here

The October edition of Green Energy Times is being distributed hither and yon, and is now available online. You can download it by clicking on THIS LINK.

Individual articles are being uploaded. The uploading process usually takes several days.

October 11 Green Energy News

Headline News:

“Hawaii’s March to 100% Adds 260 MW Solar + 1 GWh Storage” • Hawaiian Electric Industries reports that it is in negotiations on long term power purchase agreements with developers of seven projects on three islands. The developments, on O‘ahu, Maui, and the island of Hawai‘i, are for solar power with battery backup, […]

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September 15 Green Energy News

Headline News:

“Worsening storms are the price of greed” • The necessary and terrifyingly overdue efforts to combat climate change at the source of worsening storms are simply not being made in the US. Instead, even small victories, such as reducing pollution from coal and US participation in the Paris Climate Accord, are being walked […]

New GMP Pilot Program Cuts Costs for Electric Mowers

Green Mountain Power’s new pilot program aims to cut carbon emissions while cutting the grass. VT Clean Cities Coalition worked with Steve Wisbaum of Ecoequipment Supply, Argonne National Labs and Green Mountain Power to provide the necessary data on commercial lawn mower run time and emissions to help with this incentive. The new program offers […]

Drive Electric Week is Here: September 8 – 16

National Drive Electric Week is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles. Find events in your area at https://driveelectricweek.org/

 

August 3 Green Energy News

Headline News:

“Driven by climate change, fire reshapes US West” • Wildfires in the US have charred more than 10,000 square miles this year, with large fires still burning in every Western state including many that are not fully contained. Whether sparked by lightning or humans, fire has long been a force shaping the landscape […]

Freeport, Maine Passive High School

The First Passive House-Certified, Net-Zero High School in the U.S.

Maine Coast High School: Inspiring spaces and a permanent home: front exterior view and multipurpose room are shown. Photos courtesy of Kevin Morris Photography.

By Barbara Whitchurch

On March 30, 2018, Efficiency Maine (efficiencymaine.com) designated the Maine Coast Waldorf School (mainecoastwaldorf.org) as a […]