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FERC Report Shows Renewables on Track to Lead in New Generating Capacity for 2019

The Sun Day Campaign News Renewables Likely to Dominate New Capacity in 2019 as Wind-Generated Electricity Grows 33% and Solar by 22%

According to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data recently released by both the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) for the first ten months […]

City of Keene Deliberates 100% Renewable Energy Goal

The city of Keene, New Hampshire:

On November 28th, the Keene Municipal Services, Facilities, and Infrastructure Committee voted 4 to 1 to send the 100% Renewable Energy resolution to city staff to draft revised language. Once rewritten, the resolution will make a return visit to the committee for passage before being […]

Green Energy Times Regional Year in Review

Offshore wind farm. Image: Kallerna, Wikimedia Commons.

George Harvey

While individual states have done a lot of work on reducing carbon emissions, one multi-state effort is very much worth mentioning. After a year of assessing the scientific evidence and data, nine of the twelve states in the Transportation and Climate Initiative […]

Vermont Clean Cities Coalition News

Funding Opportunities

Burlington Electric EV Financing Program Burlington Electric Department has partnered with local credit unions to make EVs more affordable for the Burlington Community. The credit unions – Green Mountain Credit Union, Vermont Federal Credit Union, and VSECU – are offering low- and, under certain circumstances, no-interest loans and allowing Burlington Electric customers to […]

Study: Wind and Solar CAN Power Most of the USA

Image: Solar and Wind Park.

Solar only works when the sun is shining, and wind only works when the wind is blowing so, as Donald Trump has reasoned in the past (, they couldn’t possibly handle all of our energy demand, right? WRONG! In a recently published paper by Dr. Ken Caldeira […]

Webinar – NH Legislative Energy Policy Update

Curious about current NH energy bills? We’ve got answers! Please join us at Noon on Friday, March 30th and we will bring you up to speed on all of the energy-related bills currently making their way through our state Legislature. Register at:

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Two Big National Wins for Reducing Fossil Fuel Use

For Geothermal and Building Efficiencies!

Geothermal Heat Pump Tax Credits and 179D Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency Tax Deduction Approved by Congress

On February 9, 2018, the U.S. geothermal heat pump (GHP) industry scored a victory for its workforce as federal legislation was passed to extend federal tax credits for residential and commercial installations of GHPs. […]

Vermont Climate Action Commission Collects Ideas

By Rick Wackernagel

Responding to federal inaction and a request from Vermont environmental organizations, Vermont Governor Phil Scott established a Climate Action Commission last July to accelerate progress toward Vermont’s greenhouse-gas emissions and renewable-energy goals. The Commission is finishing its first action – collecting its first round of ideas. Assessing its prospects, Commission […]


By George Harvey

Donald Trump would abdicate America’s climate leadership.

But states, towns, cities, schools, businesses, and ordinary people are stepping up to make America great again.

And that just may be the year’s biggest story.

By withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, Donald Trump left America’s seat at the table […]

Natural Gas Power Plants Emit up to 120 Times More Methane Than Previously Estimated

By Steve Horn • Monday, March 20, 2017 – 17:45

Researchers at Purdue University and the Environmental Defense Fund have concluded in a recent study that natural gas power plants release 21–120 times more methane than earlier estimates.

Published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, the study also found that for oil refineries, emission […]