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July Webinar: Financing 2.0: Navigating 3rd-Party Financing for Efficiency and Renewables

 

UPCOMING WEBINAR FINANCING 2.0: NAVIGATING 3RD-PARTY FINANCING FOR EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLESTUESDAY, JULY 10, 2018 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET The last few years have seen dramatic growth in the variety of third-party financing options available for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. To help make sense of the options, DOE recently rolled out […]

ACEEE to Host Webinar on Financing Clean Energy Projects

Hear from some of the people you will meet at our dynamic, don’t-miss 2018 Energy Efficiency Finance Forum. On Tuesday, May 8 at 3:00 p.m., the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy will host a webinar to explore how states, cities, and localities can best finance energy efficiency projects and achieve clean energy goals. […]

Burlington District 2030 Challenge

By Barbara Whitchurch

What is the 2030 Challenge (also known as the 2030 District Movement)? Well, the premise is actually quite simple. Buildings account for over 40% of the CO2 emissions and over 45% of the greenhouse gases (GHGs) created in the U.S. each year. (Urban environments emit 75% of GHGs globally.) Therefore, improving the […]

Green Mountain Power Doubles its Carbon Reduction Goals in 2018

GMP and Customers Exceed 2017 Carbon Reduction Goals

Green Mountain Power (GMP) has set an ambitious goal for carbon reduction in 2018 and beyond. The goal is to partner with Vermont customers to drive down costs and eliminate more than 8,000 metric tons of carbon emissions per year using clean energy for the next two […]

Eversource Energy

Recognized as One of the Country’s Greenest Utility Companies

Plus: The Latest on Eversource’s Major Clean Energy Portfolio Projects

An off-shore wind farm is proposed for 25 miles off the coast of New Bedford, MA to provide stable power for 500,000 homes, with the 55 MW of battery storage. Image: baystatewind.org

By Chris Gillespie

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Regional Energy Organizations Lean into the Future and Long-term Goals

Green Alliance table in Portsmouth, NH at the 2017 Earth Day Party. Pictured (L-R): GA intern Diana Sarni, GA Co-owner Chad Butson (middle) and GA loyalty card holder on the right. Photo: Green Alliance

By Hope O’Shaughnessy

A number of regional New England organizations formed to address urgent environmental issues are expanding their mission […]

Vermont Leads Nation in Solar Jobs Per Capita, Again

A new report by The Solar Foundation cites Vermont as a national leader in the solar industry, ranking third for the number of solar jobs per capita. Between 2015 to 2016, solar jobs in Vermont grew by 29 percent, with an additional 400 solar jobs created in the state last year.

“Each solar job means […]

Too Big to Fail – Too Big to Save

Image: Shutterstock

By George Harvey

For those who are interested, two books that describe economic bubbles are Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, by Charles MacKay (Richard Bentley, London, in 1841, currently in print from various publishers and at Project Gutenberg, gutenberg.org/ebooks/24518), and The Big Short, by Michael Lewis (W. […]

What’s the MPG on your house?

By Jeffrey Gephart

If you’re under 54, every new car you’ve ever bought has had a miles-per-gallon (MPG) rating on it. Maybe the vehicle purchased didn’t get great mileage, but at least you knew what you were getting into.

If you are building, buying, or even refinancing, what about your “MPG” for the house? For […]

Appraising High Performance Homes To Meet Today’s Energy Codes

Chicago area Realtor® Laura Reedy Stukel, delivers an inspiring Keynote presentation to 225 realtors, lenders, appraisers, builders, and home performance contractors from VT and NH at the Green Real Estate Symposium at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT last October.

By Jeffrey Gephart

Appraising High Performance Homes. I speak daily with Vermont builders, […]