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Camp W: Solar and SO much More!

The 21.7kW DC rooftop solar array with 66 Hanwha modules and an Enphase microinverter system was installed by Southern Vermont Solar at Camp W’s dining hall. It provides all of the camp’s electrical needs. (Photos:Camp W)

George Harvey

When we started working on an article about Camp W, it was going to […]

Thinking Locally to Confront a Global Problem

Cecily Anderson of Tunbridge, VT, a participant in the 2019-20 pilot of 2CLA, spoke at a February 2020 2CLA session. Subsequent sessions have been held online. Photo by Chris Johnson.

Vital Communities

Combating climate change takes national and global action. But it also depends on work we do here, in our local communities.

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Windham County, VT Grants Available

Windham Regional Commission is pleased to announce competitive grant funding is available to assist commercial, non-profit or public entities in installing advanced wood heating systems through the Windham Wood Heat Initiative (WWH). WWH will provide grant funding of up to 25% of the installation cost (including design, installation, and acquisition costs of AWH systems and […]

OpenSash: Retrofitting Existing Windows for the Many Since 2010

: Glazing a window at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2014. Photo: Jeb Wallace-Brodeur.

Christopher Pratt

I began repairing windows in Portland Oregon in 2007. It was good work, but climate change was steering people toward energy efficient replacement windows that didn’t require storm windows. I was about to give […]

Residential Clean Heating and Cooling

A new guide for Vermonters and the region

Clean Energy States Alliance

Nearly 80% of Vermonters heat their homes by burning fossil fuels which contribute significantly to climate change, are a drain to the local economy, and can worsen air quality. The remaining households are heated by burning wood or with various electric heating technologies. […]

Saxtons River Solar Electric Becomes Ridgeline Renewables

George Harvey

Father and daughter, Eric Shenholm and Anya Bredbeck. Photo courtesy of Ridgeline Renewables.

For a small company, Saxtons River Solar Electric (SRSE) shows up on our pages quite a lot. We published several articles about this innovative company and numerous others that mention it. There will very probably […]

Running out of Gas

2019 Drive Electric Week event at the VT State House. Courtesy image.

Robb Kidd

A week ago, I was writing an action plan to transition Vermont to a modern transportation system accessible to all Vermonters and is compatible with Vermont’s climate goals when I received an emergency phone call from my wife. She had […]

Norwich Solar Technologies Named One of Vermont’s Best Places to Work

Norwich Solar Technologies has earned the distinction of being named one of the 2021 Best Places to Work in Vermont. Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce announced this week the top Best Places to Work in Vermont 2021.

The awards program was created in 2006 and is presented in partnership with […]

Put Your Money Where Your Life Is: Series on Investing Locally

After a year of COVID shutdowns, bankruptcies, deaths, and economic despair, how can individuals help rebuild our economy and community? By investing in their local economy, catalyzing innovation, shifting capital to the local projects, and thus making our communities more sustainable, vibrant, and resilient. Whether managing large funds or modest nest eggs, investors can make […]

Governor Scott Proposes Investments in Clean Energy Economy, Making the Benefits of Renewable Energy Accessible to All Vermonters

In his annual budget address, Governor Phil Scott today proposed a range of clean energy investments to lower energy burdens and climate pollution while supporting Vermont’s economy. The Governor’s climate economy proposals include $10 million toward an initiative to bring local, renewable energy to those with low and moderate incomes, $5 million to accelerate […]