Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Energy Independence with Microhydro

By James Perkins

Microhydro Benefits

Today’s microhydro technology can provide the lowest-cost per kilowatt-hour of any renewable source and can be responsibly installed in an environmentally-sustainable manner. Vermont has thousands of viable sites for microhydro systems that can contribute to meeting the State’s renewable energy goals with small-scale, distributed generation.

Regulatory Barriers


Bernie Sanders Legislation on Climate Change

Unless we take bold action to reverse climate change, our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are going to look back on this period in history and ask a very simple question: Where were they? Why didn’t the United States of America, the most powerful nation on earth, lead the international community in cutting […]

Sanders, Boxer to Introduce Major Climate Change Legislation

WASHINGTON, Feb 14 – Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) will hold a news conference today to announce comprehensive legislation on climate change. Boxer is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Sanders serves on the environment committee and also is a member of the Senate energy […]

Lebanon Button Up Workshop – Thursday, February 7

Lebanon Button Up Workshop – Thursday, February 7

SERG will be helping to lead a Button Up Home Energy Saving Workshop at the Hypertherm’s New Facility, 71 Heater Rd. Lebanon, NH on Thursday, Feb. 7. The workshop is free with door prizes and refreshments and open to the public. Agenda:

5:30 PM – Open […]

Going Solar in Vermont

“We know that we face a planetary crisis with global warming, and that we must cut greenhouse gas emissions and cut back on fossil fuels,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is a member of the Senate energy and environment committees. “One of the greatest barriers that people face when they decide they want […]


Innovative Co-op Solar Program Back And Better For 2013

Shelburne, VT – Senator Bernie Sanders, Andrew Perchlik from the Department of Public Service and CEDF, David Blittersdorf, CEO of AllEarth Renewables and Board Member of the Energy Co-op of Vermont, Tom Berry from Sen. Leahy’s office, Jon Copans from Congressman Welch’s office, and local […]

Wind is Supported by Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

Burlington, VT – Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility released the following statement Wednesday:

Vermont must take the challenge of growing our economy while maintaining a safe and affordable energy supply seriously. We must address the urgent issues of energy scarcity, peak oil and global warming with the innovative action we are known for. We must […]

January 24: Governor Shumlin presented his Budget Address

In his Budget Address, on January 24, Governor Shumlin stressed a series of important issues that stand before the state, while presenting a balanced budget. The issues he stressed were education, including support for our youngest children; the welfare benefits program; health care costs; transportation funding; and investments in clean energy and efficiency.

This […]

Passive Solar

By George Harvey

There an allegory about a certain man, who was walking through a construction site, when he accidentally kicked over a bottle that happened to be standing in his path. The bottle opened, and out popped a Jinni. “You have freed me,” said the Jinni, “so I will grant you three wishes.”

“Nothing […]

Follow the Money

Keeping it local

by George Harvey

Money used for electric power can flow out of a region’s economy, or it can stay local. If it flows out, other money needs to flow in to replace it, but it need not flow out.

We might consider the example of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant (VY). […]