Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Getting Serious About Weatherization

Weatherization Assistance Program in Northern New England

Air sealing keeps the cold air out in winter and cool air in in summer. It makes your heater burn less fuel and your air conditioners work easier. It is one of the fundamental parts of weatherization. (Community Environmental Center/Flickr)

By Michael Daley and the […]

Save Energy and Stay Warm This Fall with These Window Installation Tips

PHIUS-certified casement and fixed windows in a modern Passive House designed home. Photo courtesy of Kohltech Windows & Entrance Systems.

Jeff Barsalou

Buying new energy-efficient windows is an exciting time. Whether you’re doing it to reduce the energy bill, enjoy comfortable, consistent home temperature, or hear less noise from the outdoors, the benefits […]

Williams College Takes a Crash Course in Window Weatherization

Williams College in Williamstown, MA. (Doug Schlaefer)

Christopher Pratt

The heat that builds each year from carbon emissions is also turning up the heat on sustainability directors and project managers of New England colleges to decarbonize their respective campuses by a 2030 deadline, or else. So, when it came time to decide what […]

Forest Carbon Management, Part II

Using Timber for Energy, Buildings, and Furniture – the Myth That Cutting Trees Is Bad for Climate Change

Figure 1 – Carbon cycles

Charles Levesque

This is the second and final article in a series of exclusive Green Energy Times articles on some myths about climate change and the role […]

Funding Notice: Community Geothermal

Heating and Cooling Design and Deployment

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the Community Geothermal Heating and Cooling Design and Deployment Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), which will award $300,000–$13 million for projects that help communities design and deploy geothermal district heating and cooling systems, create related workforce training, and identify and […]

Book Review: To Be a Water Protector

To Be a Water Protector: The Rise of the Wiindigoo Slayers by Winona LaDuke

Fernwood Publishing, Published December 2020, 320 pages

Review by Joanne Coons

The book To Be a Water Protector explains the connections of water and our Earth systems. Simply put, healthy water means a healthy Earth. Author Winona […]

What Can One Person Do?

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Janis Petzel, M.D.

Let me let you in on a little secret: you don’t have to suffer, go broke, or eat outlandish food to take personal action on climate change, no matter what internet rumors tell you. In fact, as weird weather gets worse and the price of electricity and gas go […]

The Importance of New England Forests

Conserved forests like those around the Quabbin Reservoir provide clean drinking water to millions of New England residents without the need for filtration plants. (Clarisse Hart)

John Bos

There was a time in New England, once heavily deforested in colonial days, when it became one of the most densely wooded areas […]

Accelerating Climate Change And The Living Earth

Black coal deposits and operating mines in Australia (Aussiemaps)

Dr. Alan Betts

As climate change accelerates, we are seeing many extreme events which have never occurred before. I am going to discuss a set of these and put them in the context of the Earth. Fifty years ago, I realized we […]

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 […]