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Cool Ways LEDs are Helping the Planet

Green Energy Times Staff

It seems like every time we turn around, we get another impressive update from LEDdynamics. It was just last April that we published our latest article on one of their products, “LEDdynamics™ Gro-Lights” (bit.ly/leddynamics-grow-lights). Now, we have something exciting to share.

Some time ago, LEDdynamics acquired another company, […]

Boral Tru-Exterior Siding

A Recycled, Green Option from a Green Manufacturer

Both of these homes are in Massachusetts, and each features two different kinds of TruExterior Siding. The modern-style earth-sheltered home features TruExterior Siding Nickel Gap and Channel profiles. The white house features TruExterior Siding Channel Bevel profile and Shiplap profile in a vertical orientation. Courtesy […]

Can the Built Environment Heal the Planet?

The New Carbon Architecture: Building to Cool the Climate

by Bruce King, New Society Publishers, 2017, 159 pages, $29.99

Book review by N.R. Mallery

Let’s face it, CO2 in our atmosphere is the biggest problem humans have ever had to face.

Recent news says scientists have measured a slowdown of the Gulf Stream. […]

SEON Is Hosting its Third Annual Sustainable Home Tour

Duffy/Lundgren residence, Londonderry, VT.

George Harvey

The Sustainable Energy Outreach Network (SEON) is deeply involved in the building trade and related areas of work in the built environment. Some of the members are architects, some are contractors, some provide services, some supply products for homes, and at least one, BuildingGreen, is […]

What Kind of America Do We Want?

Arctic tundra burning. Image: Western Arctic National Parklands.

Dr. Alan K. Betts

As I write in late July, wildfires are burning across the Eurasian Arctic as temperatures soar. These climate extremes remind us every month of the urgency of the global renewable energy transition. Unfortunately, the global rise of nationalism is undermining […]

Second Deadliest Birthrate in India Affects All of Humanity

Sustainability issues exist among the filth in the Ganges River in India. Image: Wikispaces.com

Frosty Wooldridge

India expects its population to jump from 1.252 billion to 1.55 billion within 33 years. It adds 16 million, net gain, annually. Their human misery index explodes off the charts.

In 1960, India reached 500,000,000 people. […]

National Bioenergy Day

Green Energy Times Staff

The Sixth Annual Bioenergy Day is on October 24, 2018. It is a day for the industry to let everyone know what bioenergy is all about.

Bioenergy is not just logs and wood chips. The industry includes processing and using waste products from industries relating to forest products, […]

Dry Wood Chip Boiler Heats 104-Unit Housing Complex

The new 1.84 million BTU/hr Viessmann Vitoflex 300-RF biomass boiler. Photos courtesy of Froling Energy.

By Jim Van Valkenburgh

Applegate Apartments in Bennington, Vermont is among the largest affordable housing developments in the state. Heat and hot water have always been provided in each unit as part of the rent, which […]

Microplastics in Our Fish

Bait fish

George Harvey

We have seen a number of articles about microplastics, or microbeads, in Green Energy Times before. Two examples are Larry Plesent’s article, “Microbeads are in the News!” which appeared in December 15, 2015 (bit.ly/GET-microbeads), and “Garbage Patches in our Oceans,” which appeared in August 15, 2015. (bit.ly/GET-ocean-trash)

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Vermont Needs a Clean Water Commitment

Lake Champlain hosts blue-green-algae blooms that close beaches every summe. Image:www.vermontbiz.com

By Mark Curran

Vermont faces numerous environmental challenges, but there are two that need our immediate attention. Greenhouse emissions and resulting climate changes are things all Vermont businesses need to address. Unfortunately, Vermont cannot go it alone, and it requires […]