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New York State Has Big Plans for Green Energy

Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers the 2021 State of the State address. Photo: Darren McGee, Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Brett Yates

In January, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made renewable energy a focus of his annual State of the State address in which he pledged an aggressive government agenda to rebuild […]

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 […]

Snowsports Product Suppliers Aspire to Beat Climate Change

Roger Lohr

ClimateUnited is a snow sports industry roadmap that provides every winter outdoor company with the guidance to make a collective statement, reduce carbon emissions and be a voice for strong climate policy. The ClimateUnited roadmap was developed within Snowsports Industries America (SIA). The national trade association for the winter […]

Burning Wood to Save the Forest

Once it is rotting, wood will not make good firewood. Decomposition driven by mushrooms might produce as much CO2 as a fire would. Photo: Nipunm, CC-BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons, https://bit.ly/3n2FlKK.

George Harvey

Generally speaking, I favor letting nature govern itself. There are times, however, when this simple approach […]

Bio-Friendly Chainsaw Bar Oil

G.E.T. staff

Petroleum-based chainsaw bar oil is downright nasty. Living things are really not adapted to deal with petro-chemicals. They cause cancer and other diseases in human beings, but they are probably bad for all living things. And chainsaws throw bar oil around all over.

Fortunately, there are natural products available that […]

Battery-powered Electric Chainsaws Can Get Your Job Done

N. R. Mallery and Barbara Whitchurch

Battery-powered electric chainsaws entered the mainstream just a few years ago, and they are directly comparable to like-sized gas models. For this article, we spoke with folks who have experience with some of the latest, brushless models.

The Bradford, Vermont Highway Department uses only three battery-powered […]

Tasker Hill Community Garden, Madison, NH

Community garden with rented beds at the right and CSA beds to the left. Courtesy photos.

Russ Lanoie

For over ten years we have hosted a small community garden on our property here in Madison, NH just south of Conway Village in the Mount Washington Valley (MWV). The garden consists of 27 individual raised […]

Here Comes the Sun

The lush summer greens gradually yield to yellow and orange.

A dazzling display of visual warmth to tide us over until Spring.

Speaking of great Beatles’ songs, another one comes to mind.

The sunflowers and photo Peter used for this painting are compliments of […]

New Vermont Brewery Celebrates Opening

Features Environmental Sustainability and Energy Efficiency

Cellar view with serving tanks on the left and fermentation tanks on the right. Courtesy images.

Reprinted with permission from Efficiency Vermont’s July 15, 2020 blog.

Chris Kesler and the Black Flannel Brewing Company team are committed to starting a business that lives the team’s sustainable […]

Coming Attractions in Greenhouse Energy Efficiency

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Mike Stiles Ph.D.

Hello, greetings from the front lines of Green Greenhouses. By way of introduction, I’ve consulted with the electric and natural gas utility National Grid in upstate New York for the last several years. I’ve developed methods for quantifying the energy impacts of greenhouse efficiency measures for National Grid’s incentive programs.

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