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By Rick Wackernagel and Laura Mistretta
To avoid the worst effects of global warming, we need to transform our energy system, replacing fossil fuels used in producing electricity, heating and transportation with renewable energy. In 2011, Vermont made getting […]
When it happens in the Statehouse, we all suffer.
By George Harvey
Denial is a matter of asserting that something is different from what it actually is. It might be that most of us do it from time to time. Many people say, “I’m okay,” as they shed a tear that says clearly […]
Don’t miss the best Vermont Energy & Climate Action Conference yet – this year, the 10th annual conference will be held at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT on Dec. 2nd. It’s your last chance to reserve your spot! With the EPA asleep at the wheel and a federal administration staffed by climate skeptics, […]
On Saturday, November 11th, Vermont Passive House homeowners (and Passive House Designers/Builders) open their homes and current projects to the public for viewing and presentations. By visiting a Passive House home, office, or even construction site, you can experience the benefits of Passive House first hand!
The Passive House building code assures a healthy, […]
Hinesburg, VT — The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) has decided to close the Hinesburg Drop-Off Center at 907 Beecher Hill Rd. until construction of the Town of Hinesburg’s new highway garage is complete. The final day of operation at the Hinesburg Drop-Off Center will be Saturday, December 2nd. “We value the strong partnership we […]
By Kirsti Blow, Center for Research on Vermont
As Vermonters begin to welcome fall, the state’s environment goes through its many visible changes – and as the legislative session looms, policy concerns are coloring the public discourse.
The prevalence of “fuel poverty” is a hotbed issue likely to be contested, especially following Efficiency Vermont’s recent […]
From an energy audit to a new wood pellet boiler heating system and more to come.
The interior of the Montshire Museum of Science. Courtesy photo.
By Chris Gillespie
This winter will be the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, VT’s first being heated by a new wood pellet boiler system.
As stated on […]
Another Awesome Superfund Project in Vermont
View of tailing and waste rock capped storage and barren ground next to the north cut. Photo credit: EdwardEMeyer, Wikimedia.org.
By George Harvey
In 1809, the Elizabeth Mine, a source of copper ore, opened in Orange County, Vermont. With the exception of a lapse of a […]
By Rick Wackernagel
Responding to federal inaction and a request from Vermont environmental organizations, Vermont Governor Phil Scott established a Climate Action Commission last July to accelerate progress toward Vermont’s greenhouse-gas emissions and renewable-energy goals. The Commission is finishing its first action – collecting its first round of ideas. Assessing its prospects, Commission […]
A BYD electric bus. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.
By Green Energy Times Staff
In September, Vermont’s congressional delegation announced that the United States Department of Transportation had awarded a grant of $480,000 to the Vermont Agency of Transportation to help buy two electric buses to be used by Green Mountain Transit in […]