Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

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 […]

New OnLogic Global Headquarters Showcases Commitment to Sustainability

Rendering of OnLogic’s new headquarters at Technology Park in South Burlington, Vermont. (Wiemann Lamphere Architects)

Michael J Daley

OnLogic (, with its June 1,2022 groundbreaking for a new headquarters at Technology Park in South Burlington, Vermont, took a significant step to support the phenomenal growth of the company while fostering a […]

Kudos to Our Awesome Team

Michael Daley in front of the 450 square-foot off-grid house he and Jessie Haas have lived in for almost 40 years. Electricity comes from the single 100-watt panel. The smaller panel is no longer operating. (Photo: Jessie Haas)

G.E.T. Staff

Michael J. Daley and Jessie Haas, writers for G.E.T., live in a 450 […]

Sheep Keep the Farm in “Solar Farming”

Agrivoltaic Solutions’ flock of sheep graze near St. Michael’s College’s solar farm. (Photos: Agrivoltaic Solutions)

Michael J. Daley

The typical “solar farm’ with large swaths of – to some – beautiful glistening blue solar panels may look like a monolithic ground cover when glimpsed from the highway, but in fact there […]

Flying with Electrons Over Vermont

BETA’selectric aircraft, ALIA, flies over the Vermont mountains during a test flight. (Credit: Brian Jenkins/BETA Technologies)

Michael J Daley

What takes off and lands like a helicopter, flies like an airplane, emits no carbon dioxide or pollution, and looks like a bird? It’s the Alia, a cutting-edge electric vertical takeoff and […]

Hannaford Commits to 100% Renewables by 2024

Hannaford’s Cony Street store in Augusta, ME is North America’s first LEED Platinum supermarket with solar on the roof. (James Helms, Hannaford’s multimedia specialist)

Jessie Haas

Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, has announced a plan to be fully powered by renewable energy by 2024. The announcement was made in April, […]

The Ultimate Migrant Farmworkers

Birds Outperform Pesticides

A kestrel finds a rodent to feed on. (

Jessie Haas

If you’ve ever grown fruit or berries, you know the ambivialence farmers feel about birds. A beautiful and essential part of nature, they can also be a pest that eats into crops and profits, damaging from $104 […]

Finding and Redressing Flood Risk Inequities

On July 29, 2021, rainfall and subsequent flooding caused a significant landslide dangerously close to a young family’s home. (Photo: Joseph Endris.)

Michael J. Daley

Even with a heroic effort to turn every bit of cropland, pasture, hay field, and barren ground into forest, a unique study of flooding in the […]

Meet Your Solar Installers – 603 Solar

603 Solar installed a 16kW rooftop solar array at a residence in Madison, NH. (Courtesy image)

Jessie Haas

603 Solar of Exeter, NH, was founded in 2018 by Sean Carlson, Zach Haithcock, and Scot Johnson, who worked with larger companies before going out on their own. The company serves Maine and […]

Meet Your Solar Installers – Aegis Renewable Energy

Celebrating ten years of helping businesses and municipalities build a clean solar powered future

Aegis Renewable Energy installed a 129.5kW solar array at Laurentide Housing in Burlington, VT (Courtesy photo)

Jessie Haas

For Aegis Renewable Energy ( founder and CEO Nils Behn, a native of Vermont’s Mad River Valley, […]