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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, […]

Carbon Pricing Misconceptions


Katharine Gage

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released the second part of its Sixth Assessment Report on climate change, focusing on impacts, mitigation, and adaptation, again drawing attention to the deteriorating future of the climate and the urgent need for action. It reports that many impacts are […]

EnergyHub Acquires Packetized Energy and Will Continue to Grow in Vermont

Packetized Energy employees discuss results from recent software testing at the company’s lab in Burlington. The company’s Mello device (foreground) transformed water heaters into smart devices that could balance the variability of renewable energy on the grid and enabled them to demonstrate the packetized algorithms with hundreds of devices. (University of Vermont photo: […]

ESG Investment Essentials

Want to invest in companies with a strong ESG strategy? Here’s everything you need to know.

(pixbox77/Adobe stock photo)

Sara Gutterman

Due to a rising tide of sustainability-minded investors, the ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investing sector has achieved a 10x growth in the past two years. While […]

Investing for Clean Energy Income


Todd M. Walker and Craig R. Walker

“OMG, where did my interest go?” If that sounds like you recently as you looked at your bank, CD, money market, bond or fixed annuity account statements, you’re hardly alone. Due to governments around the globe lowering interest rates […]

Global Problems (like climate change) Need Global Solutions

Bob and Suzannah Ciernia

The headline states the obvious but implementing policies to that end is not. While the goal of keeping climate change in check may be universal, every nation is competing with every other nation to provide its businesses and citizens an economic advantage. What’s to be done? Do we have […]

Now’s the Time for Clean Energy Skills

Clean energy jobs panel (clockwise from top left): Joanne Coons, Matt Desmarais, Devon Karpak, Josh Robin, Gwen St.Sauveur, Will White, and Tim Yandow. (Photo courtesy of SolarFest)

Mike Bailey

Just as at the start of the dot-com era in the ‘90s, and Sutter’s Mill over a century earlier, right […]

Filabot: Closing the Plastic Loop

The Filabot Airpath extrusion system makes filament for 3D printers. (Photo: Filabot)

Jessie Haas

Waste is only waste until the loop is closed. Then it becomes feedstock, and that’s just what the Filabot company in Barre, VT, is helping make happen.

Filabot had its origin in 2011 when Tyler McNaney, […]

USDA Invests $15 Million in Climate-Smart and Resilient Infrastructure for Rural Communities in New Hampshire and Vermont

Members of the Breadworks team take a quick break from work in front of the bakery. (Courtesy photo: Orchard hill Breadworks)

$14.4 Million Funding for GoLight LLC Among Projects to Make Rural Communities More Energy-Independent

On December 06, 2021, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres […]