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Governor’s Proposed Renewable & Climate Investments

Proposed Renewable & Climate Resiliency Investments to Spur Economic Recovery & Lower Energy Costs

Governor Phil Scott proposed more than $200 million in state-federal climate change mitigation investments that will lower energy burdens and climate pollution while supporting Vermont’s economy.

The Governor’s climate economy proposals include $25 million to expand Vermont’s […]

Energy Department Awards $6 Million to Develop Training Programs for Professionals Working with New Energy Technologies

Today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded approximately $6 million to five organizations that will develop training programs for emergency responders, building managers and owners, and other officials interacting with solar energy and storage systems, alternative-fuel vehicles and their chargers, and energy-efficient building technologies.

Led by or working with professional associations, work done […]

Climbing out of the Crisis: a Net-Zero Economy

Wind Lift I, a jack-up ship for installing offshore wind turbines. Photo by kaʁstn, Wikimedia Commons https://bit.ly/30TU3v8.

George Harvey

The German Institute for Economic Research, usually called the DIW Berlin from its name in German, is a non-profit economic research institution funded by the country’s federal government. In early July, it published […]

Despite COVID-19, More Than Half of Cleantech Firms Planning to Recruit in 2020

Hyperion Executive Search Surveyed Impact of COVID-19 on Cleantech

AUSTIN – Results from a recent survey conducted by Hyperion Executive Search, a global talent acquisition company that works exclusively with clean energy and e-mobility, found that despite COVID-19, most cleantech companies plan to expand in 2020. Sixty one percent (61%) of the cleantech firms […]

Time Is Running Out for GMP’s Enhanced Rebates on Heat Pumps, Electric Bikes and Electric Mowers

Successful Go, Save and Share Green Initiative to Help Customers Save Money and Boost Economy Ends August 31st

Green Mountain Power (GMP) is reminding customers that enhanced rebates on products that help save energy and money while reducing carbon pollution will close at the end of the month. GMP’s popular Go, Save and […]

Deutsche Bank Immediately Ends Funding For Oil Sands And Arctic Oil Projects

By Tsvetana Paraskova – Jul 27, 2020, 2:30 PM CDT

Deutsche Bank is ending financing for new oil and gas projects in the oil sands and the Arctic region effective immediately, becoming the latest major bank to reconsider lending money to fossil fuel projects in sensitive areas.

Deutsche Bank will no longer finance any new […]

Phase-out Fossil-Fuel Financing

Protest at the Legislative Building in Olympia, Washington. Ted Nation, an activist for several decades, sits beside the protest sign. Image: Wikipedia Commons.

Alan Betts

This year I am searching for solutions to the climate and extinction crises, because time has run out. As society is focused on the COVID-19 crisis, the federal […]

Coronavirus Bails Out the Oil Patch

The fix is in for politically favored oil, gas and coal companies.

California oil pumps. Does the oil industry need a bailout? Photo: CGP Grey, Wikimedia Commons, https://bit.ly/3fwCQwu

Carl Pope

The huge financial aid package enacted by Congress this spring entailed a sprawling array of programs to direct funding, guarantee loans, […]

The USA New Green Deal Will Create Over 18 Million Jobs

Dr. Roger H. Bezdek

Summary:

In the USA and other nations there is intense interest in the Green New Deal (GND) and its jobs implications. However, there has not be a comprehensive analysis of the potential jobs impacts of the GND. This paper remedies this deficiency and provides estimates of the jobs likely to be […]

The United States’ Biggest Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Will Not Fund Arctic Refuge Drilling

Polar Bear in the Arctic. Image: oceantoday.noaa.gov

JPMorgan Chase, America’s biggest bank, has committed to not funding drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! The bank’s updated energy policy rules out financing for new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic, including the refuge.

“The Trump administration is pulling out all […]