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Marchionne’s Bet Against History

Sergio Marchionne with Fiat. Wikipedia.org

By Carl Pope

The news that Fiat-Chrysler is the latest auto-maker caught having massively – and probably illegally – exceeded allowable emission levels for its diesel cars raises a major question: will this crisis shake Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne’s long standing bet against history, in particular against the […]

Adding an Electric Assist to Your Bike!

By George Harvey

Have an old bike you are not using for one reason or another? Maybe you should add an electric assist!

When I gave up my last car, a 2001 Prius, my world shrank to only those places within walking distance. I was able to expand the range again […]

Why Ride an Electric Bike?

By Larry Gilbert

After selling and promoting e-bikes for five years, I found there are a handful of common reasons people find an e-bike to be a great investment. There are four very common reasons people purchase an e-bike.

Tim Maker of Calais tries an e-bike at an electric vehicle demo last year. Courtesy […]

Electric Buses Trials in Vermont and New Hampshire

A BYD electric bus. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

By George Harvey

In February of 2017, Green Energy Times ran a story, “Electric Bus Trials in Vermont and New Hampshire,” describing what were then upcoming trials of an electric bus in Vermont. The bus to be used for the test was a forty-foot […]

Nissan Leaf Power Program

Green Mountain Power Teams Up with Freedom Nissan to Give Customers $10,000 Off Leaf Purchases

Reduce emissions and lower your transportation costs with the 2017 Nissan Leaf

2017 Nissan Leaf. nissanusa.com

Green Mountain Power (GMP) customers who bring their energy statements and a special code to Freedom Nissan in South Burlington […]

Fuel Cell Cars Are Coming to the Northeast

EarthTalk® — from the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine

Toyota’s Mirai fuel cell vehicle is already available in California, the only U.S. state with any kind of hydrogen refueling infrastructure in place. Image: RynseOut, FlickrCC

For years, green car enthusiasts have been heralding the dawn of a new era of pollution-free driving […]

Tackling Transport this Spring

Alan Betts in his all-electric car that is charged with the electricity from his own solar array. Courtesy photo.

By Dr. Alan K. Betts

It has been a warm winter in New England. Burlington had no nights in January below 0 ºF, and the temperature reached a remarkable 70ºF on February 26th. The […]

How Has Going Electric (car, not guitar) Changed Our Lifestyle?

Barbara delivers Green Energy Times, what they consider the “real news” paper, with their all-electric Nissan Leaf.

By Barb and Greg Whitchurch

Short answer: it hasn’t. One year ago we bought a 2008 Toyota Prius with 107K miles for $6,600. Last October we bought a 2015 Nissan Leaf with 33K miles for $12K. (The […]

Take Action on Transportation

by David Roberts

Transportation is now the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Taking advantage of more efficient transportation options can save your household money, reduce fossil fuel consumption and support a healthy lifestyle. Reducing transportation emissions on an individual basis is a challenge for many of us due to […]

Everyday Bicycling

Bellows Falls Community Bike Project first anniversary celebration. Photo by Karl Kemnitzer.

By Karl Kemnitzer

Reaching our transportation energy goals is often postponed until after we have weatherized our homes and installed solar panels, but since it is the largest energy use (37%) and emissions (46%) of any Vermont energy sector, it should be […]