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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Why Real Estate and Insurance Lobbies will Influence Climate Policy

Flooding during Hurricane Harvey. Image: nbcnews.com.

By Kenan Sahin

Climate change is often seen as synonymous with global warming, a misperception deriving from the historical mislabeling of the phenomenon.

Certainly, “warming” is part of it, but the real danger is the increasing variations or the greater-than-normal fluctuations in all aspects of climate: temperature; humidity; […]

The End of Fossil Fuels is In Sight

Fracking in Pennsylvania. Photo: Ruhrfisch, GFDL, CC-BY-CC.

By George Harvey

On May 23, the price of General Electric (GE) stock fell steeply. This happened because GE announced that its power division is not making money. The power division makes steam and gas turbines for fossil fuel and nuclear plants, but it does […]

Capturing Carbon and Dollars:

Mechanical and Biological Paths

Credit: 2013.igem.org

Roy Morrison

Our recent business-friendly Trump tax cut extravaganza now makes capturing carbon emissions from fossil fuels probably economical by paying $30 dollars a ton for carbon capture and storage. Compared to pollution and ecocide-as-usual this may be a good idea, as suggested by MIT Technology Review on […]

Concerned Citizens Left Bewildered

About Solar Issues in Massachusetts

On January 5, 2018, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities’ (DPU) decided to raise rates, creating uncertainty for future solar customers in the Eversource utility territory. Under the Eversource proposal approved by the Commission, solar customers in the state’s largest utility service area will be forced onto demand charges. These […]

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 […]