Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

David vs. Goliath or Radiant vs. Forced Air

By Steve Swanson

Currently in the U.S., 95% of all new homes are built with forced-air heating systems (the other 5% are built with hydronic heating or electric heat). This is a classic David and Goliath situation. Now, just from the numbers, you would think forced air is a superior or better method for conditioning […]

A Late Summer Variety Pack:

Sustainability Comes In Many Flavors for Local Breweries and Distilleries

The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille is NH’s first solar-powered brewery. Courtesy photo.

By Chris Gillespie

Inspired by some of our favorite summer beverages, we at Green Energy Times decided to put together our own “seasonal sampler” to showcase how different craft […]

State Clean Energy Funds

A Driving Force in Renewables Deployment for Over a Decade

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Solarize Mass program encourages small-scale solar energy through a group-purchasing system. Photo courtesy of Dana Drugmand.

By Dana Drugmand

Long before the current emphasis on sub-national leadership in advancing clean energy, some states had created funds dedicated to […]

New Hampshire Small Business Energy Audit Fund Grants

By Green Energy Times Staff

The New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) has announced creation of the Small Business Energy Audit Fund. Most agricultural producers and small businesses in New Hampshire will be eligible for a 75% reduction in the cost of energy audits.

A participant will get a comprehensive energy […]

Utility Programs Can Help Low-Income Customers

Utility programs can help low-income customers keep the lights on, but some do better than others

By Ariel Drehobl

The following is an excerpt from an ACEEE blog post, which can be found at :

As households ramp up air conditioners to stay cool this summer, many will find themselves with higher energy bills. […]

U.S. Mayors Commit to Renewable Energy

Image courtesy of the Sierra Club

By Rick Wackernagel

Mayors for 100% Clean Energy (www.mayors4cleanenergy.org), an initiative of the Sierra Club’s “Ready for 100” campaign, zoomed past a milestone last month. In the lead-up to the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, more than 120 mayors endorsed the initiative, well beyond […]

Problems with the Addison Natural Gas Project

 

Natural gas pipeline being buried. Image: geography.org.uk

By George Harvey

Ever since it was first proposed, the Addison Natural Gas Project (ANGP) has been drawing opposition. For example, 305.org, after listing a series of environmental and safety issues, concluded, “It will also lock Vermont into fossil fuel use for the foreseeable future–the […]

NH Solar Rebate Programs Temporarily Closed

By Brianna Brand

The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (PUC) announced last month that they were temporarily closing the state’s popular Residential and Commercial and Industrial Solar Rebate Programs.

These programs, managed by the PUC’s Sustainable Energy Division, have been in place since 2008 and have been exponentially increasing in popularity over the past few […]

NH Solar Shares

A New Program Being Launched to Benefit Families, the Environment and the Grid

Plymouth, NH: In partnership with the NH Electric Cooperative (NHEC), the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI) is rolling out a new program called NH Solar Shares. NH Solar Shares will design and install solar photo-voltaic (PV) arrays for the purpose of […]

Congratulations to the Top Solar Installers in the Northeast

ReVision Energy collaborated on the Fore St. Garage solar array. Courtesy photos: John Capron

By Green Energy Times Staff

UVM Redstone Lofts. Photo courtesy of Peck Electric

Solar Power World (SPW) recently posted a list of the 500 top U.S. solar contractors, ranked according to their influence on the […]