Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Two Ways to Look at Earth

Earthrise is a photograph of Earth and some of the Moon’s surface that was taken from lunar orbit by astronaut Bill Anders on December 24, 1968, during the Apollo 8 mission. (NASA)

John Bos

Screening out unpleasant and unwanted realities has become the norm for far too many of us in […]

Waters That Can Emit Greenhouse Gases or Draw Them Down

Growing peat bog. (Agnes Monkelbaan, CC-BY-SA 4.0,

George Harvey

Water is amazing. So are the things that live in it. In fact, some things we seldom think about and seem to have nearly no value, could turn out to be the things that save us. Consider peat bogs. At the website of […]

Green Energy Investments in VT Mean Jobs and Availability of Weatherization

SEVCA weatherization crews provide no cost weatherization and efficiency upgrades to renters and home-owners of both single-family and multi-family homes. (SEVCA)

Carolyn Sweet

There is a growing call for Vermonters to sign on as eco-warriors as state and federal governments increase investments to grow the number of green jobs and weatherized housing units […]

A Vermont Homeowner’s Experience

Getting a Solar Array is Easy. Getting Rid of Oil-fired Heating Systems is a Challenge

The 20kW solar array, which is located up hill and invisible from the house, will provide the electricity needed for the new electricity-driven heating system which will replace oil heat. (Images: Oliver Ames)

Eve Endicott

When […]

Historic Net-Zero Air B&B Features Air-to-Water Heat Pump

Built in 1791, the farmhouse is now one of the few fossil fuel-free Airbnb properties in Vermont

Dan Vastyan

Johnathan Matthew and Tracy Roux are proud to join the ranks of energy-efficient, fossil-fuel free Airbnb owners in the state of Vermont.

Their farmhouse, set on 50 acres near Plainfield, VT, was built […]

How To Choose A Geothermal Installer For Your Home

Drilling for geothermal installation at a home . (Photos: courtesy of CLimateMaster)

Joe Parsons

Geothermal heat pump systems can be used to heat and cool your home, thanks to Earth’s insulating properties. Because most of your indoor comfort needs are right under the ground, it saves on your demand for electricity, […]

Green Energy Times Is Twelve Years Old!

Issue #1 of Green Energy Times

A message from N.R. Mallery, founder of Green Energy Times

This 66th edition of Green Energy Times marks our 12-year anniversary. We have come a long way since the first issue was released on May 4th, 2009.

When I look back at how seldom one would […]

Fossil Fuel-Free Water Sports

An Elco catamaran. (Elco)

George Harvey

When you imagine water sports, what comes to mind? Riding on a speedboat? Perhaps, water skiing? Or are you more inclined toward things that are relaxing, like fishing or sailing? Or possibly, are you inclined to be active, doing such things as rowing in races? […]

Henniker Community School’s Energy Makeover

Henniker NH’s Community School has achieved an impressive renewable energy goal with an energy makeover. (Courtesy image)

George Harvey

New Hampshire’s Henniker Community School (HCS) has had a much-needed energy makeover. The work included a rather diverse group of individual projects, and it was managed by Energy Efficiency Investments (EEI) of […]

Big Batteries Enable Renewables

The Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Plant is, in effect, a huge battery. (Tennessee Valley Authority)

George Harvey

In recent news on electricity storage, one issue that has come up repeatedly is how long the supply will last. For example, lithium-ion batteries are sometimes said to be impractical for storing electricity for more than a […]