Biden’s Plan Needs These Bold Measures to Better Tackle the Climate Crisis
By Steven Nadel, Executive Director
As we recently noted, President Joe Biden’s proposed jobs and infrastructure plan includes unprecedented investments to address climate change, in part through energy efficiency. So far, the proposal is high level, with […]
The 23-member Climate Council was born out of the Global Warming Solutions Act and is tasked with creating a climate action plan to ensure we meet our emissions requirements, prioritize our most vulnerable communities, and build a stronger, more resilient economy. Comprised of representatives from many walks of life, they’re our neighbors, classmates, business leaders, […]
Proposed Renewable & Climate Resiliency Investments to Spur Economic Recovery & Lower Energy Costs
Governor Phil Scott proposed more than $200 million in state-federal climate change mitigation investments that will lower energy burdens and climate pollution while supporting Vermont’s economy.
The Governor’s climate economy proposals include $25 million to expand Vermont’s […]
Tradewater expanded their work globally in 2019 through a partnership with City Waste Recycling that resulted in the collection of 29,140 lbs. of refrigerants in Ghana. City Waste Recycling employees prepared stockpiled cylinders of CFCs for transport to a destruction facility in the United States where it was destroyed preventing the release of […]
Sets Appliance Efficiency Standards and Sets Path for Strong Building Codes
In a far-reaching climate bill scheduled to be signed today, Massachusetts commits to halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, while embracing new energy-saving policies to help achieve the targets. The law sets efficiency standards for 17 residential […]
How Climate Change Affects Many Aspects of Our Region, and Who’s Doing What About It
Climate change has the potential to affect everyone on the planet and virtually every aspect of our lives, including here in the Upper Valley.
The good news is that many throughout the Upper Valley are working to combat climate […]
A glimpse of the light: Pittsford, Vermont, December 1, 2020. Photo credit: Alan Betts.
We are at a climate crossroads. This is a time of real opportunity, when we can let go of the past, and do what needs to be done to deal with the climate, sustainability and extinction […]
In the fall 2020 issue of Green Energy Times, John Bos familiarized the readership with “climigration” and the ever-increasing rate at which climate refugees in New England (NE) are seeking new safe havens. At our co-housing community in Vermont, we have seen a ten-fold increase in real estate requests within the last year […]
In a startling Tweet that went viral, Jodi Doering, RN, a nurse in South Dakota, described caring for Covid-19 deniers, patients who believed the coronavirus was a hoax. During a rare night off, she lamented on Twitter, “I can’t help but think of the Covid-19 patients the last few days. The ones that […]
Peat bog, a champion for drawing down carbon. Michal Klajban, CC-BY-SA 4.0.
Many readers will recognize the work of climatologist Michael E. Mann. He is the person who introduced us to the “Hockey stick graph” showing the rapid rise in global temperatures that has happened in the past fifty years. Now, […]