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Coronavirus Bails Out the Oil Patch

The fix is in for politically favored oil, gas and coal companies.

California oil pumps. Does the oil industry need a bailout? Photo: CGP Grey, Wikimedia Commons, https://bit.ly/3fwCQwu

Carl Pope

The huge financial aid package enacted by Congress this spring entailed a sprawling array of programs to direct funding, guarantee […]

The USA New Green Deal Will Create Over 18 Million Jobs

Dr. Roger H. Bezdek

Summary:

In the USA and other nations there is intense interest in the Green New Deal (GND) and its jobs implications. However, there has not be a comprehensive analysis of the potential jobs impacts of the GND. This paper remedies this deficiency and provides estimates of the jobs likely to be […]

The United States’ Biggest Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Will Not Fund Arctic Refuge Drilling

Polar Bear in the Arctic. Image: oceantoday.noaa.gov

JPMorgan Chase, America’s biggest bank, has committed to not funding drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! The bank’s updated energy policy rules out financing for new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic, including the refuge.

“The Trump administration is pulling out […]

Greenbacks to Back Greening!

Bean-counting toward sustainable living

James Kaplan

This year, G.E.T. motivated an attempt, on my part, to study and summarize two very important reports released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC is a group of scientists from everywhere, and they organize through the UN. Participants number in the thousands.

After being familiarized […]

It’s Tax Time! Cash In On Your Credits for Solar!

Chaz Blackmore

Our tax code provides many potential tax benefits for investments in renewable energy systems, whether you are investing for the first time or expanding an existing system. If you can overcome the many hurdles imposed by our tax laws and utilize the tax benefits, the rates of […]

An Ecological Reformation

Roy Morrison

Roy Morrison

Business and pollution as usual have unleashed a rapidly worsening global ecological crisis. We must choose quickly between accepting the dire consequences of global climate disruption, or the embrace of a global ecological reformation.

At bottom, an ecological reformation is expressed by two themes that will define the ecological […]

IPCC Issues Global Guide to the Usage of Land

The way we divide up and use the land matters very much to climate change, says the IPCC. Image: Thomas Ehrhardt, Pixabay.

J. D. Kaplan

“Governments challenged the IPCC to take the first ever comprehensive look at the whole land-climate system.” ––Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair

In the July 2019 issue of G.E.T. (“Movement […]

Realizing Market Value for High-Performance Homes

By Jeffrey Gephart, Real Estate Trade Ally Outreach, Efficiency Vermont

The benefits of a high-performance home include affordability, comfort, and durability. These homes have lower energy bills resulting from high insulation values, low air infiltration, high efficiency mechanical systems, and in some cases renewable energy. They’re also healthier due to ventilation systems that reduce pollutants, […]

“The Shale Gas Revolution has frankly been an unmitigated disaster”

Injection well head. Joshua Doubek. CC-BY-3.0, Wikimedia Commons.

“The Shale Gas Revolution has frankly been an unmitigated disaster.” – Steve Schlotterbeck

An article at OilPrice.com (http://bit.ly/OP-fracking-quote) quoted Steve Schlotterbeck, former chief executive of EQT, a shale gas giant, saying at a petrochemicals conference in Pittsburgh,“The shale gas revolution has […]

2019 Vermont Clean Energy Report Identifies a Maturing Clean Energy Cluster

The Vermont Public Service Department (PSD) is pleased to announce the release of the 2019 Vermont Clean Energy Industry Report, the sixth annual effort in the state to describe the status and characteristics of Vermont’s clean energy industry.

Commenting on the report Commissioner June Tierney said, “With the highest clean energy employment per capita in […]