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The 2017 Housing Innovation Awards

This Zero Energy Ready Home was assembled in one day, with the homeowners moving in three months later. The ZERH standards help Garden State Modular Homes provide efficiency and a more robust home that can stand up to humid and stormy conditions at the Jersey Shore. Photo courtesy of Garden State Modular Homes, […]

Recycling Fiberglass Insulation

Machine used to shred fiberglass batts, so they would work well in machines used for blowing insulation. Courtesy photo.

 

By George Harvey

Jamie Myers, who operates J. Myers Builders in Lisbon, New Hampshire, has been interested in the environment and recycling for a long time. Years ago, he did research […]

Designing Solar for High Density Areas

The Solar Settlement with the Sun Ship in the background: two PlusEnergy projects in Freiburg,Germany. Photo: Wikimedi.org

By Steven Winter Associates staff

Hear the term “solar energy” and you’re likely to think of vast fields of glistening panels and hillsides transformed into disco balls. Hear the term “solar energy” and you might picture […]

The “Greenest Building” in Portland, Maine

Bayside Anchor apartments includes 167 rooftop solar panels to produce 70,000 kWh of clean electricity.Photo: Matthew Drost, courtesy of Avesta Housing.

By Barbara and Greg Whitchurch

It might very well be downtown Portland’s greenest building — especially the exterior, which is painted various shades of bright green. But what’s going on […]

OK, US Government – See You in Court

Dr. James Hansen. Image: Flickr

By James Hansen and Sophie Kivlehan

We are a 76-year-old grandfather and his oldest grandchild, who just graduated from high school in Pennsylvania. We are among 22 plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed by Our Children’s Trust on behalf of young people and future generations against the […]

Positive Disruption

Hope from Rocky Mountain Institute

By George Harvey

Recent news on climate change has looked rather dismal. For those who feel dismayed, I have some good news. A report was issued by the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), just as Green Energy Times is going to press. It is full of hope. The report, “Positive Disruption” […]

Be Grateful for Global Society

By Dr. Alan K. Betts

Our cool season garden has grown well in June and July with so much rain. By the summer solstice, the last of the head lettuce that had wintered over was gone, but many more rows planted this spring headed up as the weather warmed. By late June we were eating […]

Vermont Climate Change Research News:

VT Climate Action Commission, Outbreak of Tent Caterpillars, and Rediscovery of Winged Loosestrife

Forest tent caterpillar. wikipedia.org

by Kirsti Blow, Center for Research on Vermont

Following 14 states’ creation of the U.S. Climate Alliance in a vow to uphold the 2015 Paris Agreement, Governor Phil Scott has established a Vermont offshoot—the Vermont Climate […]

Ticks, Diseases, and Climate Change

Perhaps this is the real cause of Lyme disease. Photo: downtowngal, Wikimedia Commons.

By George Harvey

I spent an appreciable part of my childhood at a house in the southwest corner of New Hampshire. In those days, sixty years ago, we had a lot of mosquitoes. In fact, we could not […]

Climate Change and the Water Cycle

E-book by Climate Reality Project

Cyclone Catarina, from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004. This was the first hurricane ever observed on the South Atlantic Ocean. The climate is changing. NASA image

By Rick Wackernagel

The Climate Reality Project recently released an e-book “Climate Change and the Water […]