Harvest rewards at D Acres Permaculture Farm. Photos courtesy of D Acres.
By Josh Trought
In the Northeast, with our short growing season, the practice of developing a resilient food system depends on preserving the harvest through the winter months. Preservation provides a mechanism to extend food availability beyond fresh […]
By GET staff
Just about anyone interested in buying, building, or retrofitting a building in New Hampshire, whether as a customer or as a professional, might benefit from knowing about the New Hampshire Residential Energy Performance Association (REPA). REPA’s membership is made up of individual certified energy professionals who work in the field of building […]
The Cornell Tech dormitory will be the tallest Passive House building in the World. Artwork by Handel Architects.
By George Harvey
Cornell Tech, part of Cornell University, is a new applied-sciences campus in New York City, on Roosevelt Island. The first classes started in 2013 at temporary quarters in a building […]
The view of the Wayland passive house project from the driveway.
By Stephen Dotson
On August 7, the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) organized a BuildingEnergy Pro Tour of a 2,500-square-foot home that will be the first certified passive house in Wayland, MA. BuildingEnergy Pro Tours are half-day tours of high-performance […]
The Need for Mechanical Ventilation in Energy Efficient Homes
A bathroom fan helps with indoor air quality.
By Michael Goetinck
If you’ve ever been in a room where the air felt “too close” or you’ve ever experienced the need to step outside for a breath of fresh air you have […]
By Philip Warburg, 226 pages, hardbound, Beacon Press, $27.95
Book review by N. R. Mallery
After Philip Warburg’s Harvest the Wind: America’s Journey to Jobs, Energy Independence, and Climate Stability was published in 2012, he went on to take another in-depth look at a renewable energy technology. His latest work, due out […]
From WorldWatch Institute, Island Press, 140 pages, $19.99
Review by Tammy Reiss
This year’s publication by the WorldWatch Institute, State of the World 2015: Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability is well worth reading. Fourteen authors of the institute compiled the latest economic and scientific data along with their professional and personal perspectives […]
By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss
Some consider Seattle and the rest of the Pacific Northwest to be a potential refuge for Americans looking to escape drought-stricken southern states. Credit: Howard Ignatius, FlickrCC
If temperatures around the globe continue to rise in the face of human-induced climate change as climatologists expect, […]
From The Vermont Council on Rural Development
Area businesses and nonprofits are increasingly involved with climate change, both the challenges and the opportunities. Their creative solutions are becoming a growing part of our state’s economy.
Those who have opinions are asked to express them. What are your experiences? Do you have ideas that can […]
Widows Creek Fossil Plant. Tennessee Valley Authority photo.
By George Harvey
Google recently announced that it will build a new data center at the Widows Creek Power Plant in Jackson County, Alabama. Widows Creek is a coal-burning plant belonging to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). It recently shut down seven […]