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Climate Change Being Fueled By Soil Damage

An article at BBC News said there is three times more carbon in the soil than in the atmosphere, but that carbon is being released by deforestation and poor farming. This is both fueling climate change and reducing our ability to feed the growing population. Problems include soils being eroded, compacted by machinery, […]

Healthy Soils Legislation Helps Green New Deal


Seth Itzkan, Steven Keleti, and Karl Thidemann

Congressional Democrats have offered an ambitious legislative framework for 2019. Titled the Green New Deal, it seeks to tackle impending climate threats while generating innovative opportunities in the energy, transportation, and agricultural sectors. The Green New Deal includes support of soil health. Between 50% to […]

Mt. Rainbow Community Solar Array

The Rainbow School, in Woodstock, VT. Courtesy photo.

Green Energy Times Staff with Tesha Buss

Tesha Buss has had more than her share of renovating houses in Vermont. In fact, she had completed three of them when she decided to add solar electricity to the barn apartment where she lived […]

NHSaves Earns Highest Energy Star Leadership Award

NHSaves, a leader in guiding residential, commercial, industrial and municipal gas and electric customers toward energy savings through incentive-based programs, has earned the highest ENERGY STAR honor bestowed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

NH Saves received the 2019 ENERGY STAR Partner of the […]

Appliances and Energy Efficiency

Front-load washing machines are more energy efficient than top loading ones, as they save water and electricity. Image:

Jessie Haas

Many of us are aware of the impact that changing out an old appliance can have on our fuel bills and carbon footprint, and the older the appliance, the […]

Tiny Houses for the Planet

Lincoln tiny house on wheels at Mt. Hood tiny house village near Portland, Oregon. Image:

Jessie Haas

Tiny houses are hot these days. But practical? Can they help save the planet? Quite possibly.

A tiny house is usually 400 square feet (sf) or less, with the average being 186 sf. (By comparison the […]

Habitat for Humanity: Champions of Efficient Housing in Vermont

Vermont’s first certified Passive House, built by Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity in Charlotte, Vermont. Image: Philip Jensen Carter.

Peter Schneider

Working as an energy consultant for Vermont’s statewide energy efficiency utility has allowed me to witness – and play a role in – one of the greatest affordable housing success stories in […]

What’s Going On in New York?

The Good, the Bad, and the Nonsensical Approach to Nuclear

Michel Lee

In January 2017, two actions took place in New York that could significantly affect the energy system and policy of the state. The first was the signing on January 9th of an agreement to close the Indian Point nuclear […]

A Warming World Needs Nuclear Power?

Roy Morrison

California currently uses 32% renewable power with a mandate for 100 percent renewables by 2045. Capital cost for utility scale solar is about $1.00 per watt and falling with zero fuel costs.

New nukes are several times as expensive plus fuel plus waste treatment with ever-rising costs.

We do […]

Earth Day and The Sixth Great Extinction

Sixth Extinction. Image:

George Plumb

There have been many commentaries written about global warming and how critical it is that we work to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. And justly so, as we can already witness the catastrophic events that are happening all over the world including now also in the U.S.

However, […]