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GMP awards CSJ Solar Farm contract to Positive Energy

Green Mountain Power has selected Positive Energy, a solar developer with offices in Poultney, Vt., and Granville, N.Y., to build the College of St. Joseph Solar Farm atop the Rutland college’s athletic center.

“Positive Energy provided a very competitive quote, using American-made materials, local labor and some creative thinking, and won the contract over a […]

From the League of Conservation Voters:

President Obama announced a bold action plan to fight against climate change. Don’t let Big Oil and Dirty Coal block it. Send a message of support now >>

This is big. I mean, really big.

President Obama just threw down the gauntlet on climate change. Just minutes ago, I sat in the room […]

A Catalyst to Convert CO2 to Fuel

Reposted from CleanTechies:

Carbon dioxide is the result of burning fuel to make things like cars work. Plants slowly convert that CO2 back to something organic to begin the process again. Working in his lab in the University of Delaware’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Joel Rosenthal and doctoral student John DiMeglio have developed an […]

SolarFest Pre-Festival Hands-on Workshop

SolarFest will offer a Pre-Festival Hands-on, In-depth Workshop again this summer. The course entitled PV203 – Solar Electric Design (Battery Based) will be offered in partnership with one of the oldest and most respected training organizations in the country, Solar Energy International (SEI). This five day course is scheduled for July 5 through July 9 […]

Sanders, Weinberger Highlight First Use of Innovative Energy Efficiency Program

BURLINGTON, Vt., March 29 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today recognized the first business to participate in an innovative financing program that helps pay for energy efficiency improvements.

Authorized by a Sanders provision in a 2011 appropriations bill, a $1 million grant to the Burlington Electric Department […]

An open letter to the members of the Vermont State Senate

Senators of Vermont;

We at Green Energy Times are passionate about energy. We are passionate about global warming. We have been working on these issues for years, studying, writing, and letting people know everything we can that will move us to a better world. It is hard work, with long hours at low pay, but […]

Energy Independence with Microhydro

By James Perkins

Microhydro Benefits

Today’s microhydro technology can provide the lowest-cost per kilowatt-hour of any renewable source and can be responsibly installed in an environmentally-sustainable manner. Vermont has thousands of viable sites for microhydro systems that can contribute to meeting the State’s renewable energy goals with small-scale, distributed generation.

Regulatory Barriers


Bernie Sanders Legislation on Climate Change

Unless we take bold action to reverse climate change, our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are going to look back on this period in history and ask a very simple question: Where were they? Why didn’t the United States of America, the most powerful nation on earth, lead the international community in cutting […]

Sanders, Boxer to Introduce Major Climate Change Legislation

WASHINGTON, Feb 14 – Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) will hold a news conference today to announce comprehensive legislation on climate change. Boxer is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Sanders serves on the environment committee and also is a member of the Senate energy […]

From the Environmental Defense Action Fund

Moments ago, President Obama reiterated his call for urgent action to address the growing threat of catastrophic climate change.

Presidential leadership on this issue is crucial. But, as we learned in President Obama’s first term, it is not sufficient.

The only way we are going to solve this grave environmental crisis is by standing […]