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George Harvey Speaks out on Brattleboro Community Public Television

You can hear more of what Green Energy Time’s own, George Harvey has to say about his vast knowledge and research of the most current worldwide energy news. His blog is on this website daily – but there is much more to share. Watch him weekly on BCTV. […]

Renewable Energy at our NY and VT Statehouses

The Empire State Plaza in Albany. Kurtman12208, released to the public domain. www.bit.ly/3cTIzwv

George Harvey

Two of the states in the Northeast made some progress with renewable energy projects at their statehouses recently. One is New York; the other is Vermont. The changes made at these statehouses address entirely different issues in […]

Renewables Rule and Solar Shines Brightest

George Harvey

A field of solar arrays. (American Public Power Association, Unsplash, www.bit.ly/39tXZGP)

In its last issue, Green Energy Times had an article, “EIA Projects Huge Decline for Natural Gas Generation” (www.bit.ly/EIA-gas-decline). With new information from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), we can say more about that and the implications for […]

Higher Paying Jobs for Clean Energy

George Harvey

What a year it has been! It was just over a year ago that we went into an economic slump because of Covid-19. Many jobs were closed down to reduce levels of virus transmission, and we have had very high levels of unemployment. Fortunately, it looks like there is hope that […]

The True Meaning of Unobtanium

Do we really need this? (Chris LeBoutillier, Unsplash)

George Harvey

A video has been going around called “Unobtanium.” It was posted on YouTube, also with the name “What’s Wrong with Wind and Solar.” (www.bit.ly/Unobtanium-video) It tells us that renewable resources cannot supply us with all our energy, that the equipment used to make them […]

Concord Couple Wins NHSaves Net-Zero Prize

NHSaves Drive to Net-Zero Competition third-place home in Concord, NH. Courtesy image from R. H.. Irving Homebuilders.

George Harvey

In early January, Nancy Rae Mallery, the publisher of Green Energy Times spoke in a very brief interview with builder Bob Irving. The questions and answers went as follows.:

NRM: Did you […]

Exxon Carbon Emissions and Climate: Leaked Plans Reveal Rising CO₂ Output

ExxonMobil oil refinery in Louisiana. Photo by WClarke, Wikimedia Commons. CC-BY-SA 4.0 http://bit.ly/38OKcvg

George Harvey

In 1999, Exxon and Mobil merged to form ExxonMobil. The company, often still referred to as Exxon, has a history of scandals whose origins go back to the 1970s or earlier.

In October, 2020, yet another Exxon came into […]

Wright Builders, Inc. Develops EarthKind Homes

High-efficiency standards with low-embodied carbon for safe, healthy living with comfort in mind

George Harvey

There are a lot of labels used to describe the energy efficiency of buildings. We can start a list with LEED-certified, net-zero, net-zero ready, and HERS index, and add more to it. It is confusing, and if […]

Cutting Emissions to Zero Could Save the Planet

Peat bog, a champion for drawing down carbon. Michal Klajban, CC-BY-SA 4.0.

George Harvey

Many readers will recognize the work of climatologist Michael E. Mann. He is the person who introduced us to the “Hockey stick graph” showing the rapid rise in global temperatures that has happened in the past fifty years. Now, he […]

Cryogenic Energy Storage: A Viable Solution?

Highview Power cryogenic storage plant. Photo courtesy of Mercom Capital.

George Harvey

The word “cryogenic” may sound like something that belongs only in science fiction, but it is really just a scientific term relating to making things very cold. In the case of energy storage, it refers to energy storage by use […]