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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

A New Metaphor

Rock Concert fire show (Les Panchyshyn, Wikimedia Commons)

By George Harvey

Freedom of speech?

Imagine being in at a really great indoor rock concert. You got a really good seat, about five rows back from the stage and right in the center of the theater. Exiting out will be a chore, […]

Clarity and Courage Are Needed Now

By Dr. Alan K. Betts

After a cool March, the daffodils and forsythia bloomed relatively late around mid-April. But the maple trees bloomed early and leaf-out started in late-April, as if they were unaware of the cool temperatures in March. A long period of unusually cool, cloudy, wet weather with very slowly moving jet stream […]

More States Aim to Go 100% Renewable

Massachussetts and California to Join Hawaii?

By Chris Gillespie

While the new presidential administration and congressional majority are hard at work in Washington D.C. stripping environmental agencies of their federal funding, some state leaders, bolstered by economic evidence, are already busy introducing legislation to lessen and abolish their states’ use of fossil fuels.

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ACTION ALERT: Your Community in Vermont

Community members from across Vermont will come together on Wednesday June 7th to tell Gov. Phil Scott to stop holding the budget – and Vermont – hostage. The state budget invests in creating more affordable housing, increasing access to child care, maintaining the Vermont state colleges, protecting clean water, and giving more resources to mental […]

Tax Reform and Climate Action:

Starting the Conversation

By Dana Drugmand

On yet another record-breaking warm day in April, a group of Vermonters gathered on the lawn in front of Capstone Community Action in Barre, many holding signs that read “Tax Reform and Climate Action.” Representative Johannah Leddy Donovan of Burlington stepped up to the podium and began a statewide […]

Rick Perry – Lost in the Past

Rick Perry (Michael Vadon, Wikimedia Commons)

By George Harvey

Rick Perry has directed the Department of Energy (DOE) to do a 60-day study of the United States electric grid. The memo was not publicized or posted, but I got a copy from the DOE. When this article appears online, the memo will […]

This Is Not a Tragedy – It’s the First Act of a Comedy:

Trump, the EPA, and the Clean Power Plan

By George Harvey

Donald Trump has acted to trash the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). For some of us who cherish Mother Earth and our own progeny, this was a truly frightening action. Some have gone so far to call it a “planetary […]

“You have to keep on moving forward”

Martin Luther King Jr. Have a good Martin Luther King Jr. Day from Green Energy Times. His words possibly mean more today than ever.

Please Help Keep Renewable Energy Going in Vermont

An appeal from Renewable Energy Vermont

Legislators will return to Montpelier this Thursday, June 9th in response to the Governor’s veto of S. 230 – the Energy Development Improvement Act. Renewable Energy Vermont supports the veto because last minute changes made to S. 230 threaten Vermonters clean energy choices, our ability to reduce climate pollution, […]

Increased Net Metering Cap is a Go, and other highlights from Concord…

NH State House in Concord. Photo courtesy of the Jordan Institute.

On Thursday, April 7, 2016, the NH Legislature passed HB1116. This bill raises the state’s net metering cap from 50MW to 100MW, especially vital because the original 50MW limit was nearly used up. The bill also directs the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) […]