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VNRC News – Building Community-Based Energy in Europe

VNRC is working in partnership with the Heinrich Boll Foundation to bring two European community energy experts to Vermont at the end of April — and to a public forum on April 27 in Burlington.

The goal is to connect these experts with as many Vermonters as possible to learn what we […]

Georgia Mountain Community Wind produces 1 million kWh in a single week

Georgia Mountain Community Wind farm in the morning after a late winter frost.

Milton/Georgia, Vermont, USA … The Georgia Mountain Community Wind farm (GMCW), which completed construction December 31, produced more than 1,000,000 kWh in a single week .

During the first week in April, the community wind farm operated at a 63.7 % […]

US Government provides efficiency fund for rural businesses

by Priyanka Shrestha

reposted from ENERGY LIVE NEWS

The US Government is calling on small businesses in rural areas and agricultural producers to seek help for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing funding through its Rural Energy for America Programme (REAP) which aims to help businesses […]

Upcoming Public Hearings of Energy Generation Siting Policy Commission

Montpelier, Vermont – The Governor’s Energy Generation Siting Policy Commission will hold its final two public hearings on its charges and draft recommendations on Friday, March 29 and Wednesday, April 3, 2013.

The March 29 hearing will take place from 5-7 p.m. via Vermont Interactive Television (VIT). Members of the public are invited to address […]

Which energy source makes the most sense?

DearVermont Senators:

With our state budget facing significant challenges and our global ecosystems being increasingly challenged by higher greenhouse gas levels, it is vitally important that we spend our limited first electric grid dollars in a way which best solves our urgent combined clean energy and environmental cleanup needs. This is not to say we […]

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 […]

Thermal Efficiency on Life Support – Help!

Good morning wonderful community energy leaders,

I wanted to send a quick personal email to let you know that the heating efficiency bill we all know needs to pass is literally on life support. According to H.216’s lead sponsors — Chair and Vice Chair of the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee, Tony Klein and […]

$2 Million now available for Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program

From Andrew Perchlik, Vermont Public Service Department, Clean Energy Development Fund:

As of today, Wednesday, March 13, 2013 the CEDF’s Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program (SSREIP) is open and accepting new incentive reservations for photovoltaic, solar hot water, and small wind systems.

New revised forms as well as the SSREIP Terms, Conditions and Requirements […]

Tokelau needs our help taking on Fossil Fuels and Global Warming

From http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2013/03/01/18732953.php:

Malo ni! My name is Mikaele Maiava. I’m writing from the Pacific Island archipelago of Tokelau to ask you to join with us in action as we take on the fossil fuel industry.

Last October, Tokelau turned off the last of its diesel generators. In their place, we […]

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

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