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The Inflation Reduction Act Just Shattered the Ceiling for Clean Energy in Vermont

op-ed by Peter Sterling

Incredibly and finally, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has begun the shift to a clean energy America. For the first time ever, the massive resources of the U.S. Government will be mobilized to move our country off of climate change causing fossil fuels and onto renewable energy sources like wind, […]

Heat Locally to Cool Globally

Bourne’s Energy pellet truck delivering bulk wood pellets in Plainfield, VT. (Bourne’s Energy)

Jessie Haas and G.E.T. staff

Wood pellets save you money, but are they really all that green? The answer in the Northeast is: yes.

It’s partly a matter of geography. Europe destroyed most of its forests centuries ago. Now, with […]

Overfishing, Conservation, Sustainability, and Farmed Fish

by Coty Perry

As with many other aspects of government policy, overfishing and other fishing-related environmental issues are a real problem, but it’s not clear that government intervention is the solution. Indeed, it might be one of the main drivers of overfishing and other conservation and sustainability issues stemming from commercial fishing. Much like […]

NHSAVES® UTILITY PARTNERS EARN 2022 ENERGY STAR® SUSTAINED EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR NINTH YEAR IN A ROW

NHSaves® utility partners Eversource, Liberty, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative and Unitil are proud to have received the 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for the ninth year in a row. This award is reserved for ENERGY STAR partners demonstrating […]

Community Leaders in So. Portland, ME Win Big against fossil fuels!

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This summer, residents won with a huge step forward for clean air. Community leaders passed a bill that requires the companies that own oil tanks in Maine to test for tank emissions and monitor air quality!

South Portland neighbors came together to pass this bill when they realized their air was being […]

Hanover Community Power Vote on Tuesday

Hanover, New Hampshire, has a Community Power Electric Aggregation Plan up for a vote at town meeting on Tuesday, July 13. This is an important issue, but it is not hard to understand. You can learn about it at the website of Sustainable Hanover, HERE.

Article #18 on the warrant for the 2021 […]

5th Annual Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair – Saturday, March 6

 

The fifth annual Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair for the Greater Capital District will be held Saturday, March 6 from 10am-4 pm. Come participate virtually in: workshops, networking, an exhibition hall and in affinity groups which will provide an opportunity to “mingle” and “meet” new people.

The Fair is sponsored by the […]

Just In! (from NY-GEO)

Hello fellow G.E.T. readers. Below are some highlights from the weekly newsletter from NY-GEO. We will be sharing the highlights of the newsletters weekly with you. Enjoy!

Just In! features three fresh news item summaries on the NY-GEO home page every Monday. NY-GEO members get an advanced look at the Just In! articles, plus several […]

The Art of Sustainable Lifestyle

by Irene Abgarian

Sustainable living is the prioritization of the use of natural and renewable resources instead of creating excess waste and spending resources.

The term sustainable living was first used in 1987 by the World Commission on Environment and Development in the report published by the United Nations. It was described as: “Development that […]

Senator Tim Ashe to Speak at Energy & Climate Action Conference at Lake Morey

12th Annual VECAN conference Saturday, Dec. 7 at Lake Morey Resort What: 12th Annual Community Energy and Climate Action Conference put on by VECAN (Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network), a program of the Vermont Natural Resources Council. Who: Town energy committees, local energy leaders, clean energy businesses, organizations, state agency partners, and any Vermonter […]