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Governor’s Proposed Renewable & Climate Investments

Proposed Renewable & Climate Resiliency Investments to Spur Economic Recovery & Lower Energy Costs

Governor Phil Scott proposed more than $200 million in state-federal climate change mitigation investments that will lower energy burdens and climate pollution while supporting Vermont’s economy.

The Governor’s climate economy proposals include $25 million to expand Vermont’s […]

Green Drinks–the Basics of Forest Carbon Management for Landowners

Thursday April 15, 5:30 PM

Register at: https://forestcarbonmanagement.eventbrite.com

Join Ali Kosiba, state Climate Forester, to learn the basics of managing your forest for carbon. Ali has a Ph.D. in Natural Resources and an M.S. in Forest Science from UVM. She will discuss how forests sequester and store carbon, and the various ways landowners can […]

Massachusetts Steps Up Energy-Saving Policies in Major Climate Law

Sets Appliance Efficiency Standards and Sets Path for Strong Building Codes

In a far-reaching climate bill scheduled to be signed today, Massachusetts commits to halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, while embracing new energy-saving policies to help achieve the targets. The law sets efficiency standards for 17 residential […]

Upper Valley Climate Partners Summit Feb 25

How Climate Change Affects Many Aspects of Our Region, and Who’s Doing What About It

Climate change has the potential to affect everyone on the planet and virtually every aspect of our lives, including here in the Upper Valley.

The good news is that many throughout the Upper Valley are working to combat climate […]

We are at a Climate Crossroads of Opportunity

A glimpse of the light: Pittsford, Vermont, December 1, 2020. Photo credit: Alan Betts.

Alan Betts

We are at a climate crossroads. This is a time of real opportunity, when we can let go of the past, and do what needs to be done to deal with the climate, sustainability and extinction crises. […]

Climate Refugees and Regional Sustainability

Wolfger Schneider

In the fall 2020 issue of Green Energy Times, John Bos familiarized the readership with “climigration” and the ever-increasing rate at which climate refugees in New England (NE) are seeking new safe havens. At our co-housing community in Vermont, we have seen a ten-fold increase in real estate requests within the last year […]

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 […]

Two Lights at the End of a Tunnel

John Bos

In a startling Tweet that went viral, Jodi Doering, RN, a nurse in South Dakota, described caring for Covid-19 deniers, patients who believed the coronavirus was a hoax. During a rare night off, she lamented on Twitter, “I can’t help but think of the Covid-19 patients the last few days. The ones that […]

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 […]