By Rick Wackernagel
Responding to federal inaction and a request from Vermont environmental organizations, Vermont Governor Phil Scott established a Climate Action Commission last July to accelerate progress toward Vermont’s greenhouse-gas emissions and renewable-energy goals. The Commission is finishing its first action – collecting its first round of ideas. Assessing its prospects, Commission […]
By George Harvey
Donald Trump would abdicate America’s climate leadership.
But states, towns, cities, schools, businesses, and ordinary people are stepping up to make America great again.
And that just may be the year’s biggest story.
By withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, Donald Trump left America’s seat at the table […]
By Steve Horn • Monday, March 20, 2017 – 17:45
Researchers at Purdue University and the Environmental Defense Fund have concluded in a recent study that natural gas power plants release 21–120 times more methane than earlier estimates.
Published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, the study also found that for oil refineries, emission […]
A Guide for States and Municipalities
photo: © Dennis Schroeder/NREL
On January 3, 2017, Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) announced a new guidebook which was written by Travis Lowder from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for CESA’s Sustainable Solar Education Project.
States’ policies and programs are now clearly the main driving force […]
DOE Offers Challenge, Opportunity to Advance Community Solar
The Department of Energy has launched a contest to promote innovative, replicable community solar projects. The “Solar in Your Community Challenge” is a great opportunity to get creative; it also offers $5 million in cash prizes and technical assistance. Put your vision for a clean energy future […]
By D. Maurice (Don) Kreis
What does 2017 portend with respect to energy in New Hampshire, in light of emerging political and policy realities? From my perspective as the state’s consumer advocate, tasked with representing the interests of residential utility customers, I see 2017 as the year of energy efficiency.
Dr. Holmes Hummel (left) […]
By Ben Walsh
In July, NASA announced that the first six months of 2016 was the warmest half-year in history1; NOAA released data showing that June was the 14th consecutive hottest month on record2; and the Weather Channel reported that temperatures in the Middle East hit an all-time high – […]
The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission recently awarded $1.025 million to fund four renewable energy projects in New Hampshire. Funded by the State’s Renewable Energy Fund, the grants help pay for a range of renewable energy installations which will contribute to reducing New Hampshire’s dependence on fossil fuels and to achieving the state’s renewable energy […]
Approved at Annual Town Meeting
Hanover, NH – New Hampshire’s Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Finance Program is ready to help commercial building owners finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects now that Hanover is leading the way. As the first New Hampshire municipality to adopt RSA 53-F, Hanover established the entire town as […]
Prince Edward Island’s legislative energy committee issued a report to the legislative assembly recommending a new energy strategy with an overarching goal of transitioning the province to 100% use of wind, solar and water power for all purposes by 2050. [The Guardian Charlottetown]
For Prince Edward Island, the legislative energy committee recommends […]