Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

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Matt Desmarais of Energy Catalyst Technologies

G.E.T. Staff

Energy Catalyst Technologies

There is an accelerator for climate technology manufacturing called Scale for ClimateTech. It assists hardware-focused cleantech startup companies’ growth by helping to build teams, users, and relationships with suppliers. By doing these things, it works to transform business […]

Carbon Pricing Is Inevitable

When we do it matters!

Countries with carbon taxes and emissions trading systems (ETS). Source: World Bank, “State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2022”, Washington, DC. Doi: 10.1596/978-1-4648-1895-0. License: Creative Commons Attribution CC BY 3.0 IGO

John Gage

The next major development in human civilization, the transition from fossil fuels to […]

August Temperature Update, a “Thank You,” and Biden’s Report Card

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James Hansen, Makiko Sato, and Reto Ruedy

The past three months were remarkably warm on global average – remarkable because this is a La Nina year, when the cool phase of the El Nino Southern Oscillation keeps the low latitude Pacific […]

USDA Invests $121 Million in Critical Infrastructure to Combat Climate Change Across Rural America

15 Projects in New Hampshire and Vermont Funded through Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Grants

On August 24,, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh announced USDA is investing $121 million in critical infrastructure to combat climate change across rural America. The funding will include grants for 15 energy-efficiency […]

Applications Open for VCRD’s Climate Catalysts Innovation Fund

The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) announces the opening of applications for the second competitive round of the Climate Catalysts Innovation Fund.

In collaboration with local funders, VCRD is supporting innovators in developing solutions that move Vermont closer to its climate and energy goals by providing at least $20,000 in grant funding toward local […]

Addressing Inflation, High Gas Prices, and Pollution

High gasoline prices reflect OPEC’s failure to resume supply to meet demand after the 2020 Covid shutdown, the international boycott of Russian oil in protest of the war in Ukraine, and aggressive profit-taking by U.S. oil and gas majors. (John Gage)

John Gage

Many of the economic problems we are experiencing […]

Flying with Electrons Over Vermont

BETA’selectric aircraft, ALIA, flies over the Vermont mountains during a test flight. (Credit: Brian Jenkins/BETA Technologies)

Michael J Daley

What takes off and lands like a helicopter, flies like an airplane, emits no carbon dioxide or pollution, and looks like a bird? It’s the Alia, a cutting-edge electric vertical takeoff and […]

Carbon Pricing Misconceptions


Katharine Gage

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released the second part of its Sixth Assessment Report on climate change, focusing on impacts, mitigation, and adaptation, again drawing attention to the deteriorating future of the climate and the urgent need for action. It reports that many impacts are […]

EnergyHub Acquires Packetized Energy and Will Continue to Grow in Vermont

Packetized Energy employees discuss results from recent software testing at the company’s lab in Burlington. The company’s Mello device (foreground) transformed water heaters into smart devices that could balance the variability of renewable energy on the grid and enabled them to demonstrate the packetized algorithms with hundreds of devices. (University of Vermont photo: […]

ESG Investment Essentials

Want to invest in companies with a strong ESG strategy? Here’s everything you need to know.

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Sara Gutterman

Due to a rising tide of sustainability-minded investors, the ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investing sector has achieved a 10x growth in the past two years. While […]