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REV2017 is coming!

What: 17th Annual Renewable Energy Vermont Conference & Expo Where: Sheraton Hotel, 870 Williston Road, Burlington, VT 05403 When: October 2nd & 3rd

For more than a decade, the Renewable Energy Vermont Conference has been the leading event for the renewable energy sectors in Northern New England. Organized by the nonprofit trade association, Renewable […]

2017 RENEWABLE ENERGY & SUSTAINABLE LIVING FAIR at Rensselaer, NY

Judith Enck will be the 2017 Renewable Energy & Sustainable Fair keynote speaker. Many other informative people will be presenting at this Fair too. The event will occur on Saturday, October 28 from 10 – 4 pm at Doane Stuart School 199 Washington Ave. Rensselaer, NY. Admission and parking are free.

Judith is […]

U.S. Mayors Commit to Renewable Energy

Image courtesy of the Sierra Club

By Rick Wackernagel

Mayors for 100% Clean Energy (www.mayors4cleanenergy.org), an initiative of the Sierra Club’s “Ready for 100” campaign, zoomed past a milestone last month. In the lead-up to the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, more than 120 mayors endorsed the initiative, well beyond the […]

Problems with the Addison Natural Gas Project

 

Natural gas pipeline being buried. Image: geography.org.uk

By George Harvey

Ever since it was first proposed, the Addison Natural Gas Project (ANGP) has been drawing opposition. For example, 305.org, after listing a series of environmental and safety issues, concluded, “It will also lock Vermont into fossil fuel use for the foreseeable future–the pipeline […]

We Don’t Need Fossil Fuels!

Beesley’s Point Generating Station, New Jersey. Photo: Smallbones, Wikimedia Commons.

By George Harvey

In May of 2015, at team from Stanford University led by Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson published a paper, “100% clean and renewable wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) all-sector energy roadmaps for the 50 United States” (Roadmaps). (http://bit.ly/stanford-fossil-free) The Roadmaps […]

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 76WEST CLEAN ENERGY COMPETITION

Dallas-Based Skyven Technologies Named $1 Million Grand Prize Winner – Will Expand Business to the Southern Tier; Grow Southern Tier’s Clean Energy Economy

Competition Complements “Southern Tier Soaring” – the Region’s Strategic Plan to Generate Robust Economic Growth and Community Development

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the six winning companies […]

2017 RENEWABLE ENERGY & SUSTAINABLE LIVING FAIR – Rensselaer, NY

Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline (SNYFGP) the People of Albany United for Sustainable Energy (PAUSE/350.org) and the Sierra Club Hudson-Mohawk Group are organizing the largest indoor/outdoor Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair ever held in the Capital Region. The Fair will occur on Saturday, October 28 from 10 – 4 pm at Doane Stuart School […]

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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Hanover becomes first New Hampshire town to commit to 100 percent renewable energy

The Town of Hanover, New Hampshire last night voted to establish a goal of transitioning to 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2050. The article approved at Tuesday’s town meeting sets a community-wide goal of transitioning to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030 and a 2050 goal of transitioning heating and transportation to run […]

Why We Need Wind Power in Vermont and in the Northeast

Sheep graze beneath wind turbines. Photo: Creative Commons

By George Harvey

Some people never seem to tire of talking about how ruinous wind turbines are to our views of ridge lines. Unlike arguments about deaths of birds, property values, or “wind turbine syndrome,” which can be objectively addressed, the question of views […]