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Google – 100% Renewable

By Green Energy Times Staff

Google, the well-known provider of internet services, is now getting 100% of its electricity from renewable sources.

That might not mean much to a person who occasionally does a search or gets emails from Google. In terms of real energy usage, however, it is an enormous statement. Google may be […]

Energy Financing Available Through VEDA

The Town of Stowe and Village of Hyde Park’s 1.4MW solar farm is expected to produce approximately 1,568,000kWh of electricity per year. Photo: Encore Renewable Energy.

By N.R. Mallery

The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) is Vermont’s statewide economic development finance lender. Created by the General Assembly in 1974, VEDA’s mission is “to contribute […]

UV Green Real Estate Network Launches in January

Vital Communities has announced that an Upper Valley Green Real Estate Network will launch this January for real estate professionals across our region.

Energy is often the second highest cost of home ownership for Upper Valley residents. The real estate brokers, lawyers, lenders, home inspectors, appraisers, and energy experts engaged with Vital Communities’ […]

The Race to the Top in Home Energy Performance Data:

Why It Pays to Go First

There is tremendous risk and reward to being a first mover. News that Tesla overtook Ford in market value is perhaps the most illustrative example of what’s possible when innovative technologies disrupt the market.

While not all companies are set to be the next Tesla, many are placing very […]

State Clean Energy Funds

A Driving Force in Renewables Deployment for Over a Decade

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Solarize Mass program encourages small-scale solar energy through a group-purchasing system. Photo courtesy of Dana Drugmand.

By Dana Drugmand

Long before the current emphasis on sub-national leadership in advancing clean energy, some states had created funds dedicated to supporting […]

New Hampshire Small Business Energy Audit Fund Grants

By Green Energy Times Staff

The New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) has announced creation of the Small Business Energy Audit Fund. Most agricultural producers and small businesses in New Hampshire will be eligible for a 75% reduction in the cost of energy audits.

A participant will get a comprehensive energy […]

Utility Programs Can Help Low-Income Customers

Utility programs can help low-income customers keep the lights on, but some do better than others

By Ariel Drehobl

The following is an excerpt from an ACEEE blog post, which can be found at http://bit.ly/utilities-helping:

As households ramp up air conditioners to stay cool this summer, many will find themselves with higher energy bills. […]

Our Prosperity Depends on Protecting the Planet

Interview with Geoffrey Heal Union of Concerned Scientists (USC) www.ucsusa.org.

Geofrey Heal. Photo: © European Union

Geoffrey Heal is a UCS board member, a professor at Columbia business school, and a leading expert on economics in the environment. He chaired a national Academy of Sciences committee on ecosystem services and is a coordinating […]

Total Corporate Funding in Solar Sector Rises to $3.2 Billion in Q1 2017, Reports Mercom Capital Group

Debt and VC funding up, Increased M&A activity

AUSTIN, Texas – April 10, 2017 – Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the solar sector in the first quarter of 2017.

Solar Corporate Funding Q1 2016 – […]

Going Solar – Do Your Due Diligence

Part Two of Three – Net Metering Value

A graph of predicted value using different assumptions of solar panel degradation (either none or 0.7% per year) and electric rate inflation (either 3.5% or 2.5% per year). Each case starts with production of 6,000 kWh in year 1 at a value of 15 cents/kWh. Over […]