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Going Electric on Two Wheels

John Lyon, the manager of Wilkins Harley-Davidson in Barre, VT, shows off one of the LiveWires in his showroom. (Courtesy photo)

Brett Yates

Harley-Davidson’s All-electric LiveWire

John Lyon, the manager of Wilkins Harley-Davidson in Barre, VT, has ridden Harley-Davidson motorcycles since the age of 16. It’s no surprise, given that his grandparents opened the […]

Cross Country Skiing: It’s Affordable, It’s Healthy and It’s ‘HOT’ Right Now

Family at Great Glen Trails in NH with Mt. Washington in the background. Photo courtesy of Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center

Roger Lohr

As a result of the pandemic, cross country (XC) skiing is booming across the USA as people want to get outdoors and recreate. Recently, U.S. Ski Team member Jessie Diggins won […]

A Future For The Planet

President Biden signing executive orders. White House photo, public domain.

George Harvey

On January 27, President Joe Biden may have changed the course of history when he signed a pair of executive orders and a memorandum at a White House briefing. We have posted a full transcript of his remarks at the […]

2020 Was The Warmest Year on Record

It capped the warmest decade on record

George Harvey

In mid-January, a report by James Hansen et al. was posted at the Columbia University web site. “Global Temperature in 2020” makes clear that each of the last six years is one of the hottest six years ever recorded. The hottest year had been […]

Is This the End of the World as We Know It?

Or is it something else altogether?

Image: Flickr/Strawberry Singh

George Harvey

A recent report in the journal Scientific Reports has been quite a topic of discussion lately (https://bit.ly/Nature-end). Basically, it says that even if we stopped emitting greenhouse gasses today, it would be too late to stop climate change, because we have passed the […]

Climate Change Is Pushing Record-Setting Disasters

Hurricane Delta. NASA image.

George Harvey

It is amazing what an increase of 1°C (1.8°F) can do. As the world has warmed by just that amount, disasters have grown fast. And the disasters are clearly more numerous and worse because of a little bit more heat. According to […]

New England Is Also on Fire

Looking down into a Forest Fire. Image: Wikipedia Commons/defenseimagery.mil

What a record fire season signals about the future of a wet state

Philip Kiefer

In mid-May, Chris Easton, an assistant fire chief in the town of Dixmont, Maine, was standing in his yard when he noticed a huge column of […]

Time to Be Real – Part 1

Mount Rushmore – made into a place to spread contagion. National Park Service photo.

George Harvey

Denial of reality is dangerous. When it is institutionalized, it becomes dangerous to large numbers of people, sometimes focusing most heavily on those who support it.

Denial of science has become a policy of the Republican Party. And […]

Fossil Fuels Declining as Renewables Rise

The San Juan Generating Station is closing down. At its peak, it had a capacity of 1,848 MW. Photo: Wikipedia.

George Harvey

Every month or so, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) publishes its estimates of short-term changes in the energy markets. Among its data is a table showing its expectations of […]

Major League Baseball Players for the Planet

http://www.greenenergytimes.org/2020/09/04/taking-farming-to-net-zero/

Jessie Haas

Brent Suter, pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, recently endorsed the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act which is working its way through the U.S. House of Representatives. Fellow endorsers include many names that will be familiar to New England readers, including former Vermont governor Howard Dean and biathlete Susan […]