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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 […]

Tide Power Generators to Drop Near Boston

Hull, MA became the first town on the eastern seaboard to sport a commercial wind turbine. The wind turbine is located at the tip of the peninsula next to the Hull High School and sports field. Note the white building where the wood pilings are seen for a possible deployment of the tidal-turbine-system, […]

The Largest Anaerobic Digester in the Northeast

A Vermont dairy farm, a Vermont utility, a Vermont college, and national energy innovators working together for the environment.

The largest anaerobic digester in the Northeast began full-scale production of renewable natural gas (RNG) this month at the Goodrich Farm in Salisbury, VT. (Glenn Russell/VTDigger)

George Harvey

The largest anaerobic digester in […]

Offshore Wind in New Hampshire Is On Track

Wind turbines at sunset. (makistock – AdobeStock_132194031)

Joshua Singer

The East Coast is on track to add more than thirty gigawatts of offshore wind (OSW) generation in the next 15 years, with the Biden Administration issuing an executive order that calls on our country to build new, clean American infrastructure to drive a […]

Hanover Community Power Aggregation Moves Forward

Hanover town officials at the town meeting held at Dewey Field (Photos are screenshots of the CATV coverage of town meeting)

George Harvey

Hanover, New Hampshire, started acting on a switch to renewable energy some time ago. Clearly, that happened long before 2017, when its residents voted at town meeting to […]

Community and Market-Based Renewable Energy Legislation Prevails

NH State House in Concord. (Wikimedia)

Commendation for Enduring Cross-Party Energy Leadership, Sen. Jeb Bradley and Hon. Clifton Below1

Henry Herndon

It has been a dramatic legislative session for those who follow energy policy in New Hampshire. As the dust settles, one particularly consequential energy bill emerges from the scrum […]

DOE Intends to Issue a Funding Opportunity

Opportunity Accelerates the Renovation of Buildings with Energy-Efficient Innovations

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced its intent to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on behalf of the Building Technologies Office (BTO) called “Advanced Building Construction (ABC) – 2021.” This FOA would fund research intended […]

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 […]

Your Nest Has an Impact on Forest Health

Jessie Haas

Like birds and mice, we humans gather fibers from the wider environment to construct, line, and decorate our nests. Since we are a globally dominant species, our nest-building habits have a big impact on the environment, one that’s not always easy to see. It’s just a chair, it’s just a table. […]