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Join Renewable Energy Vermont and Senator Sanders Saturday!

Looking to reduce your footprint, or maybe just your utility bills? Either way, Senator Sanders invites you to join him, along with many REV members, THIS Saturday at Vermont Technical College to learn more. Entrance is on a first-come, first-serve basis, but RSVPs are strongly recommended. Click here to RSVP, or call Sen. Sanders’ […]

We Have a Problem

By George Harvey

The status quo is widepread environmental destruction. We have all the solutions we need, but some people prefer the status quo. For now, they are getting their way.

Populations of black-footed kittiwakes have declined nearly 80% since the 1980s. (RSPB photo)

We have a problem. The bad news […]

NYS Assemblyman Englebright STOP Very Destructive Energy Resource (VDER) Crediting Mechanism

New legislation would keep net metering until 2021

“With Long Island solar installations dropping 44% between 2016 and 2017, now is not the time to introduce a new Value of Distributed Energy Resources System (VDER) crediting mechanism that causes confusion and unpredictability,” said Assemblymember Steve Englebright (D-Setauket). “The Public Service Commission (PSC) has badly […]

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES NEW SOLICITATION FOR LARGE SCALE RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS TO DEVELOP CLEAN ENERGY AND COMBAT CLIMATE

Expected to Spur Up to $1.5 Billion in Private Investment, Up to 20 Large Scale Renewable Projects Creating More Than 1,000 Good-Paying Jobs

Projects Accelerate Progress Toward Governor Cuomo’s Mandate for 50 Percent of State’s Electricity to Come from Renewable Sources by 2030

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the second solicitation for large-scale renewable […]

Dairy Air Wind Farm

Vermont’s last hope, for now

This photo simulation shows the proposed Dairy Air Wind turbine from the Holland Congregational Church at 693 Gore Road in Holland, VT, 1.8 miles away. Photo credit: VERA Renewables.

By George Harvey

Holland, Vermont, a rural community on the Canadian border, is the home of the 450-acre […]

Wind Power on the Farm

Image: Pixabay.com

By George Harvey

Yale Climate Connections, which refers to itself as “a nonpartisan, multimedia service,” produced a recent video, “Wind Turbines Supporting Rural Economies, Keeping Young People in Agriculture” (http://bit.ly/wind-and-agriculture). It looks at how local people have responded to wind turbines in the two Michigan areas with the greatest numbers […]

Gravity Renewables Expands Operations in Vermont

On February 21, 2018, Gravity Renewables, a leading national owner and operator of small hydroelectric projects, announced that it has acquired three generation projects totaling just less than five megawatts (MW) in Vermont. In addition to two hydroelectric facilities located on the scenic Clyde River in Orleans County, VT, the acquisition includes a 150- kilowatt […]

New Hydropower Inventions

Early drawing of vertical installation of GoHydro low-head hydro system. Courtesy photos

By George Harvey

Two hydropower inventions currently going through the patent process could have far-reaching consequences. Both could enable smaller-scale hydro power projects by making them cost-effective where they had not been previously.

Closed-loop hydroelectric pumped storage

Pumped […]

Solar PV for Massachusetts Farmers: Promise and Problems

A 16.8kW dual-use array completed in 2009 at UMass Amherst Stockbridge School of Agriculture in South Deerfield, MA. The crops directly underneath the solar panels produced yields comparable to crops in direct sunlight. These crops include tomatoes, beans, and lettuce, among others. Courtesy James Marley, Hyperion Systems, Fall 2017.

By Roy Morrison

The new […]

New York’s Largest Community Solar Project is Complete

More Than 350 Households and Small Businesses to Benefit from Sullivan County’s 2.7 Megawatt Solar Array Project Supports Governor Cuomo’s Mandate of 50 Percent of Electricity to Come from Renewable Energy by 2030

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the completion of the state’s largest community solar project which will result in reduced energy bills […]