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Renewable Heat Advocates Celebrate NY Governor Hochul’s Commitment to Electrify Homes and Call for Funding to Make Electrification Possible for All

Advocates working to get fossil fuels out of buildings celebrated the bold commitment made January 5th by New York State Governor Hochul to electrify 2 million homes by 2030 and called on her administration to follow through on funding to make it affordable for any building to switch off fossil fuels. The commitment to […]

Grandpa’s Knob Community Wind Project in Castleton, VT

Photo provided courtesy of York County History Center

Reprinted with permission from https://grandpasknobcommunitywind.com/

RESTORING, HONORING HISTORY

In 1941, the world’s first electric grid wind turbine sat atop Grandpa’s Knob. Grandpa’s Knob Community Wind (GKCW) is a proposed single wind turbine project to be sited in Castleton, Vermont just below the peak near where […]

Critical Minerals – Lithium: Part 1

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Dan Antonioli

Lithium-ion batteries are all the rage. Hardly a day goes by that you don’t use them, hear about them, or see the word “lithium” on an electronic gadget or battery. Nearly every page of Green Energy Times has an advertisement, product, service, or policy that in one way or […]

Join the legislative Climate Solutions Caucus at a Virtual Town Hall, 7pm on Dec. 15th

Last week, the Vermont Climate Council adopted its initial Climate Action Plan on a strong 19-4 vote. While many of the details must still be worked out, and much more community input must be gathered, the plan provides an important foundation for action.

Watch this week’s Climate Dispatch to learn more about the newly […]

Career Maps to Help Students Connect to Green Building Job Opportunities

Career Maps to Help Students Connect to Green Building Job Opportunities, the Green Generation Workforce Development Initiative is helping high school students prepare for quality, local careers in the growing green buildings sector. Read blog post here: https://irecusa.org/blog/workforce-development-training/using-career-maps-to-help-students-connect-learning-with-future-careers/.

Agora Energy Technologies — Not Your Average Flow Battery

Redox flow battery. Image by Colintheone, CC-BY-SA 4.0.

George Harvey

Transitioning to renewable energy and eliminating the use of fossil fuels will be far easier if we have really good battery technology. The technology we have today is vastly superior to what there was around fifty years ago, but it will […]

Online Guide from CESA Explores States’ Efforts to Achieve 100% Clean Energy

On August 19, 2021, The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) released a Guide to 100% Clean Energy States (https://bit.ly/CESAStateGuidetoCleanEnergy). The Guide includes information about the goals, timelines, legislation, and plans of 18 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, that have adopted 100% clean electricity goals. Together, these jurisdictions represent 44 percent of […]

When It Comes to Nuclear Power, “Advanced” Isn’t Always Better

A detailed UCS technical analysis raises safety, security, and sustainability concerns around new reactor technologies.

Russelville Power Plant in Arkansas. (Edibobb/Wikpedia)

Elliott Negin, Senior Writer for Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)

Nuclear power proponents have long been prone to wishful thinking. Back in 1954, Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Lewis Strauss famously predicted that […]

REV2021 Virtual Conference: REV it Up! Climate Action, Equity and Resilience

October 18-19 and October 26, Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) will host its 21st Annual Conference, a two-part, virtual event. “Thought leaders,” advocates, entrepreneurs, elected officials, state agency heads and regulators, will convene virtually for in depth discussions on this year’s theme, REV It Up: Climate Action, Equity and Resilience. Each session features opportunities for networking, […]

Impressive Solar Progress in New York State

The 6.1-MW array in Bethel, New York. (Courtesy photo)

George Harvey

One thing about some renewable energy technologies is how astonishingly quickly they can be developed. It is common for a developer to announce the start of a major development that is to be finished in six months, and follow that […]