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Flooding and Deepening Climate Crisis Galvanize Consensus on Transformative Energy Bill

The 2.2 MW Lawrence Brook Solar project is providing low-cost renewable energy to Morrisville Water and Light customers. (Encore Renewable Energy)

Jonathan Dowds

After a year of record-breaking expensive winter storms and devastating flooding that crystalized how much Vermont is already suffering from the climate crisis, the Vermont House voted overwhelmingly in favor […]

$3.5 Million Available to Develop Grid Improvements in NYS

Funding is now available to support the development of electric grid modernization project proposals through the state’s Grid Modernization Program. Shown are power lines that cross New Scotland So. Rd., Delmar, NY. (N.R. Mallery)

Grants for municipal electric utilities and rural cooperative businesses upgrades support the transition to 100% zero-emission electricity by […]

Doctor Advocates Passage of New VT Energy Standard.

Michael Latreille

As a primary care physician, I am reminded with startling frequency that the climate crisis, and its growing impact on our health, is no longer a concern of the future. The World Health Organization declared climate change the “single biggest health threat facing humanity,” a sentiment shared in a joint statement […]

The Markets Are Proving They’re Ready for Clean Energy

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Carl Pope

Rarely has the chasm between global reality and global diplomacy loomed larger. Over the past several months the urgency of the climate threat has exploded as tipping points we thought were decades away […]

Burlington Moves Toward Its Net-Zero Energy Goal

Burlington Mayor, Miro Weinberger, speaks at the Net-Zero Energy Revenue Bond press conference on September 2, 2021. Standing in the background are (from L to R) Jennifer Green, City of Burlington Sustainability Director, Darren Springer, BED’s General Manager, Emily Stebbins-Wheelock, BED’s Manager of Strategy and Innovation, James Gibbons, BED’s Director of Policy and […]

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 […]