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Help from Vermont is on its way to Puerto Rico!

Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

By George Harvey

Regular visitors to the Green Energy Times website may recall an item that was posted on October 7, “Solar Power and Water for Puerto Rico.” In it, Joseph Mangum, who runs Sunnyside Solar in West Brattleboro, Vermont, made a plea for donations to help people in […]

Where do Republican Presidental hopefuls stand?

November 1, 2015

Dear Earthtalk: Where do the leading candidates for the Republican presidential nomination stand on environmental issues? — Susan Wollander, Raleigh, NC

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump calls climate change a “hoax.” Credit: Gage Skidmore, FlickrCC

In recent decades, Republicans have certainly been far less sympathetic to environmental causes than the Democrats, […]

Act of War: Congress Authorizes Keystone XL Pipeline

By Bill Moore

Known as the Sioux, the Lakota of America’s Great Plains have fought fiercely for their rights, especially when it endangered their wellbeing, first Red Cloud’s War and the Lakota War of the 19th century, then the siege of Wounded Knee in 1973. Now they see the authorization […]

November 15 Green Energy News

Resilience and Sustainability:

The first article in a new series in The Guardian about individuals helping to make cities more resilient: There are many lessons to be learned from Alex Wilson’s farm in Vermont. Building durable, well-insulated buildings with simple, redundant systems out of easy-to-fix local, renewable materials in strong, caring communities makes sense just […]

URGENT: The House is voting on Keystone XL

The House of Representatives is voting on approving Keystone XL today! Tell your representative to protect our environment by voting NO »

There’s literally no time to waste, so I’m going to get right to it: The Keystone XL pipeline, the massive environmental threat that we’ve been battling against for years, will be […]

Stamp Money out of Politics

Hi, it’s Ben, the guy on the right, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and now Head Stamper at StampStampede.org a non-profit, trans-partisan organization fighting to amend the constitution to get money out of politics.

While VPIRG’s taking on big money in politics at the state level, the Stampede helps to build the […]

September 24 Green Energy News

Opinion:

“300,000-Plus People March for Climate Action, In Pictures” The Sunday morning rush hour is not usually known for packing people into subway cars like sardines. But September 21, 2014 was not your average Sunday commute as hundreds of thousands showed up for the People’s Climate March. [Scientific American] “A strong economy depends on climate […]

September 19 Green Energy News

World:

The decision by the Scottish electorate to remain within the UK leaves the way open for a number of projects that are dependent on UK subsidies to proceed. Independence would have required negotiation on energy with the remainder of the UK, creating market uncertainty. [Windpower Monthly] Ahead of a UN climate summit, institutional investors […]

September 18 Green Energy News

Global Warming:

On Sept. 21, a huge crowd will march through the middle of Manhattan in a loud and pointed reminder to our leaders, gathering that week at the UN to discuss global warming, that the next great movement of the planet’s citizens centers on our survival and their pathetic inaction. [Monterey County Weekly] A […]

Senate Poised to Vote on Constitutional Amendment to Undo Citizens United

BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 7 – One day before the U.S. Senate votes on a constitutional amendment to restore limits on big money in politics, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called the drive to undo Supreme Court decisions that gutted campaign finance laws “the major issue of our time” and said Monday’s showdown vote is […]