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Publicly Supported Solar Loan Programs:

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 […]

Solar in Your Community Challenge

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 […]

Increasing Access to Clean Energy for all Granite Staters

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) […]

Carbon Pricing – On the Agenda

Source: carbontaxdot.org

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 – […]

NHPUC Awards Will Help State Achieve Its Renewable Energy Goals

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 […]

Hanover, NH Adopts C-PACE

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 […]

Vermont Lawmakers Tackle Siting, Weatherization, Carbon Pricing, Divestment

VT State House in Montpelier. Photo courtesy of VT Natural Resources Council

The latest scientific polling continues to show Vermonters’ strong support for meeting our energy needs through more clean, local, renewable energy resources. Each year, the Legislature has taken steps to respond to this interest – and planetary imperative – by crafting policies […]

Increased Net Metering Cap is a Go, and other highlights from Concord…

NH State House in Concord. Photo courtesy of the Jordan Institute.

On Thursday, April 7, 2016, the NH Legislature passed HB1116. This bill raises the state’s net metering cap from 50MW to 100MW, especially vital because the original 50MW limit was nearly used up. The bill also directs the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) […]

An Energy-Efficient Makeover: Downtown Bennington, VT

Downtown Bennington, Vermont, is getting an energy-efficient makeover. Photo courtesy of BBC.

Downtown Bennington, Vermont, is getting an energy-efficient makeover through Residential Network member Efficiency Vermont’s residential and community programs and support. As part of Vermont’s Downtown Energy Efficiency pilot program, Efficiency Vermont and the state Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will […]

Windpower Exceeding Expectations

Hundreds attend one of the open house events held annually each year to learn about local renewable energy. Courtesy Photo.

By Green Energy Times Staff

Two Vermont wind farms have reported exceeding production expectations for 2015. They are Kingdom Community Wind (KCW) and Georgia Mountain Community Wind (GMCW).

Kingdom Community Wind

KCW, in Lowell, […]