Tesla Roadster 2.0. Tesla image.
By George Harvey
Readers of Green Energy Times will probably recall an article that appeared on the front page of the October issue, “New Tesla Semi-Truck” (http://bit.ly/GET-Tesla-semi). We had expected to go to press with an article on the new Tesla truck, which was scheduled to be […]
Snow On Your Roof…Do You Treat the Symptom or the Cause?
Snow build-up and icicles can damage your roof. Proper air-sealing and insulation can help avoid this problem. Photo credit allstate.com
By Bob Tortorice
Believe it or not, snow build-up on your roof is caused by the lack of heat escaping to it, in […]
Leading Burlington, Vermont businesses and institutions have committed over 3.6 million square feet to participate in the Burlington 2030 District, a private-public partnership working to reduce building energy consumption, water use and transportation emissions 50% by 2030. By establishing the economic case for the necessary reductions, the District helps property owners increase asset value, reduce […]
By Alex Popp
Many green building programs put a heavy emphasis on not only the sustainability of a building once it is built, but increasingly so on the sourcing and management of building materials in an environmentally responsible way. Sustainable Supply Chain (SSC), sometimes referred to as “cradle-to-cradle,” is the standard term to reference […]
Round Two Launches in January
Most basements have no air sealing or insulation around the band joists. Installing foam insulation and air sealing around the edges is one option for reducing the heat loss and the infiltration of cold air into the home. Courtesy: Efficiency Vermont.
By Paige Heverly, Vital Communities
After a successful […]
Rain, Road Salt, Water Pollution and ER Tick Visits
Image from The Brattleboro Reformer
Reprinted with permission from the Center for Research on Vermont, November 15 edition of Vermont Research News.
MORE RAIN EXPECTED
The northeastern U.S. has experienced dramatic changes in precipitation over the past century. A study co-authored by Dr. Brian […]
Evacuees wade down a flooded section of Interstate 610 as floodwaters from tropical storm Harvey rise Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston. Credit: AP Photo/David J. Phillip
By Dr. Alan K. Betts
The weather this past summer was a wake-up call. It was exceptionally warm across the western United States, and there […]
Rally for renewable heat in Albany calls for swift transition off oil and gas and for New York to ramp up investment in heat pumps to reach climate goals
The Renewable Heat Now Campaign Rally. Photo by Erik R. McGregor
By Lindsay Speer
Albany, NY – As lake effect […]
Road through a managed forest. Public domain
By Barb and Greg Whitchurch
On November 2nd, Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) held a press release event to announce their 5-Year Action Plan (bit.do/REVT5-Y). The event was hosted by Vermont Artisan Coffee and Tea Co. (VAC&T) at their brand-new, wood-heated headquarters in Waterbury, Vermont. The 5-Year Plan […]
Vermont Bun Baker 750
By George Harvey
Many people who cook with wood stoves absolutely love them. It is an entirely different experience, in which the stove itself almost seems to be a living thing, with its own soul, the goodness of which it imparts to its food in some mystical fashion. […]