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Attorney General TJ Donovan announced today that Vermont has joined a coalition of 17 states and the District of Columbia in suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to preserve the greenhouse gas emission standards currently in place for model year 2022-2025 vehicles. The standards save drivers money at the pump, reduce oil consumption, and […]

Concord Ready for 100 and New Hampshire Clean Transportation

Supporters of the Concord Ready for 100 proposal rallied in front of the state house in 2017. Image Catherine Corkery, NH Sierra Club.

By Randy Bryan

The Concord NH Energy Committee has recently taken up the cause of Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign to get the city to commit to 100% renewable energy […]

Electric Vehicles Shown to Be Cheaper to Operate and Maintain than Fueled Ones

Recharging. Image: Wikimedia.

Many people know that driving an electric vehicle (EV) is good for the planet. But new UCS analysis has determined that American drivers can also save thousands of dollars in fuel and maintenance costs over the life of their cars by switching from a gasoline-powered vehicle to a new EV.

UCS […]

NH Electric Co-op Is First in State to Offer Off-Peak EV Charging Rate

Image: NHEC

To help its members realize the benefits of electric vehicle (EV) ownership, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) has become the first electric utility in the state to offer deeply discounted rates to members who charge their EVs during off-peak hours.

EV ownership is on the rise and most auto manufacturers are currently […]

Who Rides Electric Motorcycles?

Steven and Hunter Strong charge their Zeros at the new Thoreau Memorial Visitor’s Center at Walden Pond. Courtesy photo.

By N.R. Mallery

Steven Strong, President of Solar Design Associates, and his son ride all-electric motorcycles. Steven is an advocate of all electric vehicles as well as energy efficiency and energy produced from the sun. […]

The Carbon Footprint of E-Bikes vs. Conventional Bikes

Do e-bikes recharged off the fossil-fuel grid actually generate fewer carbon emissions than conventional human-powered bikes?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine

If you factor in the carbon emissions associated with producing and delivering the extra food required to feed a rider of a conventional bicycle, charging up an e-bike […]

Electric Motorcycles Hog the Spotlight

By David Roberts

The Electric Zero S Motorcycle

Hooray for spring! For motorcycle enthusiasts it is time to celebrate warmer riding weather and possibly consider a new ride. Fortunately for them, there are great electric-powered motorcycle options available today with more on the way. Electric motorcycles offer many of the same benefits of electric […]


Attorney General Thomas J. Donovan, Jr., and Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore announced today that the State of Vermont will continue to vigorously oppose the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) planned efforts to weaken greenhouse gas emission and fuel economy standards for 2022-2025 model year cars and light-duty trucks. Late Tuesday, […]

Affordable Tech Marvels Dominate Greenest Vehicles List

For those who like clean vehicles with state-of-the-art technology, or simply want to reduce their environmental footprint, today’s market has good news. A variety of affordable, efficient, tech-smart cars and trucks are now on the market, giving American consumers plenty of options for buying a greener vehicle. At, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient […]

Chrysler Pacifica PHEV

First Affordable Electric Car for Families

By David Roberts

The quiet thrill of driving electric is reaching new territory this year with the arrival of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. This is a seven passenger minivan that goes 33 miles on the battery and up to 570 miles on a full battery and a tank of […]