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 […]
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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
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
By Cole Mellino
Reposted with permission from EcoWatch.
As oil prices continue to drop, renewable energy1 brought in a record $329.3 billion of investment last year, according to data2 released today from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
Spending on clean energy technology increased 4% from 2014, due to tumbling prices for photovoltaics […]
Is “Cap and Trade” Helping to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions?
“Cap-and-trade,” whereby big polluters must pay to emit greenhouse gases against a capped total amount that is reduced over time—has been in effect across the European Union (EU) since 2005. This so-called Emissions Trading System (ETS) requires 11,000 of the largest electric and industrial facilities […]