VECAN recently sent out a significant survey to energy committee leaders across Vermont to help us – and key partners – better understand the challenges, needs and energy priorities for communities.
With many survey results now in (though keep ‘em coming!), there will be a workshop on Wednesday, March 16th from 6:00-8:00pm […]
USDA Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture
On January 18, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small, recently highlighted a-year of accomplishments to combat climate change and increase resiliency throughout rural America.
“At USDA, we know people in rural communities are on the frontlines of climate change […]
It Won’t Even Help
San Onofre nuclear plant (awnisALAN, CC-BY-SA 2.0)
Originally published at Green Energy Times.
By George Harvey
An old paradigm
The electricity most of us use comes from a system that was designed mostly over a hundred years ago. It was built around concepts […]
Fig. 1. June 2021 surface temperature anomaly (°C) relative to the 1951-1980 base period.
13 July 2021
James Hansen and Makiko Sato
Global temperature in June was +1.13°C (relative to the 1880-1920 base period, which is our best estimate of preindustrial temperature); it was +0.85°C relative to the 1951-1980 […]
ExxonMobil’s shareholder revolt and the end of the line for fossil fuels
From Carl Pope’s blog:
A version of this article appeared in Salon.
Few days spell out the future as clearly as this Wednesday did in terms of energy and climate action. The dikes of denial behind which Big Carbon […]
President Biden signing executive orders. White House photo, public domain.
On January 27, President Joe Biden may have changed the course of history when he signed a pair of executive orders and a memorandum at a White House briefing. We have posted a full transcript of his remarks at […]
Bring Your Lunch and Learn about Public Engagement Opportunities on Climate in 2021
Join us on Monday, January 11th at noon to reconnect with local energy leaders across Vermont who are dedicated to climate action in Vermont. 2021 offers meaningful opportunities for your voice to be heard on […]
A section of the 35-tracker solar farm at Smugglers’ Notch Resort, with the ski trails on Madonna Mtn. in the background. Image: Smugglers’ Notch.
The Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum in Stowe, Vermont is hosting a Red Bench Discussion on April 11th at 6:00pm on the topic of “Actions […]
Days before his death, Wallace Broecker urged scientists to consider deploying a last-ditch solar shield to stop global warming.
March 3, 2019, 5:34 AM EST
By James Rainey
After struggling with heart disease for decades, the renowned climate scientist Wallace Smith Broecker had made it clear he was acutely aware of his own mortality. So […]
Sustainability issues exist among the filth in the Ganges River in India. Image: Wikispaces.com
India expects its population to jump from 1.252 billion to 1.55 billion within 33 years. It adds 16 million, net gain, annually. Their human misery index explodes off the charts.
In 1960, India reached 500,000,000 people. […]