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Another Ban on Single-Use Plastics

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George Harvey

Single-use plastics include such things as bags we get in stores, plastic table wear, and drinking straws. They include the plastic-based wipes Larry Plesent objects to in his “Ingredient of the Month” article in this issue of Green Energy Times (G.E.T.). In cases like plastic bags, […]

EAT-Lancet with a Grain of Salt

Jessie Haas

The EAT-Lancet commission’s report, “Food in the Anthropocene,” which recommends a near-vegan diet for the health of people and the planet, dropped with major fanfare and a large PR budget, in five cities world-wide. It was widely and uncritically reported in the mainstream press. Critiques of the report were also published, but received […]

Organic Wipes?

Flushable wipes cause sewer clogs. Image: www.foxmetro.org

Larry Plesent

Flushable damp wipes for keeping you extra clean are already very popular and becoming more so every day. But how flushable are those polyester wipes? And what happens to them after you flush them out of sight and mind?

Polyester is PET […]

Grass-Fed Dairy Initiative

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Jessie Haas

When UVM agronomic and soils specialist Heather Darby initiated a study of twenty grass-fed dairy farms three years ago, there were 130 of them nationwide. This year she is heading a study of all grass-fed dairies, and there are now 500. The effort is funded by a $1 million grant […]

What is a Low-carbon Diet?

Is it Good for Losing Weight or Is It Only About Saving the Planet?

Reducing red meat, dairy, processed and air-freighted foods is an easy way to lower your own carbon footprint and help the world battle global warming. Credit: Pixabay.

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The […]

There’s Something about a Leaf

Image drawn by Ben Fulton – Enhanced by N.R. Mallery

David Fried

The way it sits there.

The way they all work together as one.

Fluttering

and relaxing to produce energy from the sun.

How does a leaf open? I don’t really know.

I want someone to […]

Twenty-one New York Universities Form Renewable Energy Purchasing Consortium

Rooftop solar at Cornell University’s McGraw Tower from behind the school store. Image: Jason Koski/Cornell University Photography.

Steve Hanley

This article originally appeared in CleanTechnica, February 18th, 2019. Reprinted with permission of the author.

Twenty-one public and private universities in the state of New York have banded together to create the […]

Cow Power in New York and Vermont

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Evan Lawrence

In Vermont, a program that pays farmers to generate electricity from cow manure provides enough power for 3,200 homes. In New York, farmers are discouraged by low power prices that make it difficult for the expensive manure-powered systems to break even. Fourteen of Vermont’s roughly 800 dairy farms […]

Sustainability at Dartmouth College Continues

Dartmouth College solar totals more than 2,000 solar panels. All images courtesy of ReVision Energy

George Harvey

Dartmouth College shows up regularly in news and articles at Green Energy Times (G.E.T.). Most of this is at the G.E.T. website, as announcements of programs, lectures, and achievements come out. Attention the […]

Catalyzing Clean Energy in Northern New England

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A study released on February 13, 2019 by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Coastal Enterprises Inc. (CEI) identified strategies to transition New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine to a clean energy economy. Innovative public-private partnerships and new investments can spark a clean energy future that has the potential to catalyze the creation […]