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GMP awards CSJ Solar Farm contract to Positive Energy

Green Mountain Power has selected Positive Energy, a solar developer with offices in Poultney, Vt., and Granville, N.Y., to build the College of St. Joseph Solar Farm atop the Rutland college’s athletic center.

“Positive Energy provided a very competitive quote, using American-made materials, local labor and some creative thinking, and won the contract over a […]

Let’s Celebrate the 4th with a goal for Energy Independence!

by Nancy Rae Mallery Publisher – Green Energy Times

As we celebrate the independence of our country this 4th of July, I have to think that we have missed the boat. True independence for our country will occur when we are Energy Independent, as well. We have a long ways to go! Too […]

To Save Our Planet ? … People Power !

Peter H. Bauer June 5, 2013 ©

To relax for a few moments, a visit to the shore of Lake Champlain was an excellent idea. The setting sun was a gorgeous red/orange. The water was as smooth as glass, reflecting the magnificent sunset. The picturesque Adirondack mountains in New York state were […]

From the League of Conservation Voters:

President Obama announced a bold action plan to fight against climate change. Don’t let Big Oil and Dirty Coal block it. Send a message of support now >>

This is big. I mean, really big.

President Obama just threw down the gauntlet on climate change. Just minutes ago, I sat in the room […]

Cattails As Building Insulation

Reposted from CleanTechnica:

New Research Brings To Light The Great Advantages Of The Material

Cattails — Typha sp — are a very useful material, one that can be effectively employed for a variety of very different purposes. Throughout history, they have served as a nutritious food source, a source of downy material for bedding, a […]

Making Buildings Part of the Smart Grid Solution

by Christine Hertzog, reposted from

A very important conference occurred in Portland, Oregon last week – the Gridwise Architecture Council hosted the first international Transactive Energy Conference. The topic of transactive energy is so new that there’s no formal definition yet, but as the author of the Smart Grid Dictionary, here’s […]

The Homeowner’s Energy Handbook

Your Guide to Getting Off the Grid

by Paul Scheckel


“We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature’s inexhaustible sources of energy–sun, wind and tide. I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I […]

GMP, NRG Residential Solar announce partnership, Rutland pilot program

RUTLAND, Vt. – Green Mountain Power (GMP) and NRG Residential Solar Solutions, part of NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG), have signed a groundbreaking agreement to pilot a central solar lease program in Rutland, Vermont. The agreement includes the development of two 150-kilowatt solar projects by NRG in the city, adding to GMP’s Solar Capital initiative, […]

NESEA 2013 Zero Net Energy Building Award

Thornton Tomasetti Project Earns NESEA 2013 Zero Net Energy Building Award

The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Bosarge Family Education Center in Boothbay, Maine has been awarded the 2013 Zero Net Energy Building Award by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA). Thornton Tomasetti, the international engineering firm, served as the project’s green building consultant.

The […]

VNRC News – Building Community-Based Energy in Europe

VNRC is working in partnership with the Heinrich Boll Foundation to bring two European community energy experts to Vermont at the end of April — and to a public forum on April 27 in Burlington.

The goal is to connect these experts with as many Vermonters as possible to learn what we […]