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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

David Blittersdorf, president and CEO of AllEarth Renewables, plans to shift renewable development resources out of state

Note from Nancy Rae Mallery, publisher of Green Energy Times: “Green Energy Times finds the following news to be very disturbing. This is a huge loss of support to our state, and the future which we have been working so very hard to achieve. This is not the time to be going backwards or standing […]

Solar Installations Declined 50% in Vermont

Vermonters want us to do our part to combat climate change – but our current solar program has Vermont taking a big step in the wrong direction. In January 2017, the Public Utilities Commission changed the statewide solar program (net metering). Under the first year of the program the amount of solar permitted dropped […]

Pellet boiler Boot Camp at Vermont Technical College

Design & Installation of High Performance Pellet Boiler Systems

A full-day “deep dive” into the technical design of biomass boiler systems will take place on April 3, 2018 at Vermont Technical College in Center Randolph, VT.

This training will be presented by Jeff Rubin of Sustainable Heating Outreach & Education, and John Siegenthaler, […]

Stop New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure in Vermont

Six years ago, Vermont became the first state in the nation to ban fracking for fossil fuels. I was proud to help lead the fight for that fracking ban and it’s been great to see other states follow suit in the years since.1

Now we’re taking on the fossil fuel industry again. And this […]

Willful ignorance, and what to do about it

Gov. Phil Scott doesn’t support the ESSEX Plan to reduce electricity costs and put more money in Vermonters’ pockets. And despite the fact that the plan has the support of business leaders, low income advocates, and environmentalists, he doesn’t want to learn about it either.

That’s willful ignorance, and Vermonters deserve better.

If […]

Energy Panel January 22, 2018 in Chelsea, VT

On Monday (January 22, 2018) a panel discussion on Vermont’s energy future will be happening at the Chelsea School Library (6 School Street, Chelsea) at 7:00 PM. Sponsored by some town energy committees, it is open to residents of Orange County and neighboring towns.

Representatives Bob Frenier and Rodney Graham, and Senator Mark MacDonald have […]

Farm & Food Economy Report to VT Legislature

Workforce development critical to sustain local food economy

2017 Farm to Plate Annual Report shows successful implementation of Vermont’s food system plan has created need for more farm and food workers to meet food business expansion goals due to increased consumer demand

Montpelier, Vt. – Representatives of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network […]

Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC Acquires a 10.0 Megawatt Wind Farm in Vermont

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC announced today that on December 21, 2017, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, it purchased Georgia Mountain Community Wind LLC (“GMCW”) located in Chittenden and Franklin Counties, Vermont for approximately $25,100,000. GMCW was the first commercial-scale wind project in these counties. This four-turbine, 10 MW project, which was originally developed […]

Energy Financing Available Through VEDA

The Town of Stowe and Village of Hyde Park’s 1.4MW solar farm is expected to produce approximately 1,568,000kWh of electricity per year. Photo: Encore Renewable Energy.

By N.R. Mallery

The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) is Vermont’s statewide economic development finance lender. Created by the General Assembly in 1974, VEDA’s mission is “to contribute […]

Montpelier is Finalist in National Competition

Georgetown University Energy Prize recognizes top-performing communities for increasing energy efficiency, reducing municipal and household energy budgets

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Montpelier, Vermont, is among 10 cities and counties that have advanced to the final round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP), a national competition to rethink […]