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Farms, Harvest and Climate Change

Climate-related disasters such as flooding possibilities require adaptation to face our future. Image:

Jessie Haas

“A dry year you worry, a wet year you starve,” goes the cheery old Vermont saying, and it’s worse lately. These are stressful times for farmers, with the anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene a reminder that […]

Business to Thrive in a Coming Economic Boom

ORPC, based in Portland, Maine, develops generating technology based on moving water. This RivGen power system now provides power to a village in Alaska. Credit Ocean Renewable Power Company.

George Harvey

Here at Green Energy Times, we see an impressive amount of real news. It leads us inescapably to an […]

It’s an Emergency!

2050 Is Not Soon Enough For a Fix

Shishmaref, Alaska, is falling into the sea. Photo: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development.

George Harvey

Some among us could look at the fact that the United Kingdom adopted a law mandating that it be 100% carbon free by 2050 as good news (See […]

Higher Prices for Beer with Climate Change

Beer. Iva Balk, Wikimedia Commons.

George Harvey

Most beer is made from barley malt. Perhaps the greatest reason for this is that barley malt, which is dried sprouted barley grains, is particularly rich in amylase, an enzyme that can break down starch into the much smaller sugar molecules yeast use […]

My Zero Energy Pool is a Great Investment!


The author’s son enjoys their zero energy pool. Courtesy photo.

David Green

Great news! Making money by cutting your carbon footprint to zero is a new reality. I own a large house built in the 1970s. I’ve already cut its energy bills and carbon footprint to zero, making a 15% return on […]

Saving Our Children

In March 2019, South African youths protest for action against climate change outside Parliament in Cape Town. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks,

Dr. Alan K. Betts

On Friday, March 15, images and video flowed in from around the world, Australia, the Pacific, Asia, Europe and Africa, as more than a million students in 120 countries […]

The Sap is Rising!

Cold nights and warm days bring in maple sugaring season in Vermont. Many operations today use tubing, but there are still a few sap buckets around that find their way back to the old maples year after year.

Painting courtesy of local artist, Peter Huntoon. This 2009 painting, “Sap Rising,” is just one from […]

Green Energy Times Explains the Green New Deal

Green New Deal presented by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Edward Markey. Photo: Senate Democrats, Wikimedia Commons.

George Harvey

For all the talk about the Green New Deal (GND), I suspect that the number of people who really understand it is not large.

To start with, it is […]

Wallace Broeker’s Final Warning

Wallace Smith Broecker. Image: Wikipedia

George Harvey

Wallace Smith Broecker, the man some people have called the “grandfather of modern climate science,” died on February 18, 2019. He was 87 years old and had been suffering from heart disease for decades. He worked despite his illness, and he addressed other […]

2018: A Sustainable Year in Review

Moonrise over the Cranston Fire. CAL FIRE photo.

George Harvey

This year, some impressive developments have started to become clear. In some ways the most impressive of these has been the continued decline in the costs of electricity from renewable resources. Two reports on the “levelized” cost of energy (LCOE) that came out in […]