As if the emerald ash borer’s incursion into northern New England wasn’t enough, now there’s another potentially devastating forest pest marching this way: the southern pine beetle.
Dendroctonus frontalis – the first name means “tree murderer,” we should note – is only a fraction of an inch long. But during outbreaks, they reproduce […]
Weatherize Orford-Piermont-Lyme Team at the kick-off event at the Rivendell School in January, 2018. Image: Molly Drummond.
January 8, 2019 – An annual program hosted by nonprofit Vital Communities is helping many homeowners keep out the cold this winter, with more than 200 homes weatherized since 2016. Eight more New Hampshire towns join […]
Reduce building operating expenses and solve energy problems with this 1-day “Energy Efficiency for Commercial Building Managers” intensive training sponsored by NHSaves. The same program will be in four locations around New Hampshire- in Keene on 2/1, Portsmouth 2/13, Manchester 3/1 and Plymouth 3/14. Topics range from LED lighting, cold climate heat pumps, air sealing, […]
With performance incentives, they can.
As the energy utility business model changes, more states are offering utilities incentives to increase energy efficiency by making it as appealing as traditional investments. ACEEE explores performance incentives for utilities in twenty-nine states, focusing on nine innovative states in particular.
New Jersey is one example. […]
Greener carpet is made from wool, jute or cotton and emits little, if any, VOCs. Credit: Dominika Gregušová, Pexels.
EarthTalk®, From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine
Carpeting is an oft-overlooked culprit when it comes to compromised indoor air quality, but the chemicals used to produce it are typically far from natural. […]
Look around the space you are in right now and take a pulse on your surroundings. Are the lights too bright? Are you too cold? Too hot? Do you hear constant humming from the HVAC equipment in the background? Are you having difficulty concentrating? Are there plants in your view? Do you even […]
The Kaiser Gish house in Hanover, NH is retrofitted to achieve net-zero status. It includes three all-climate air-source heat pumps and an 8kW rooftop solar array. Photos courtesy of Karl Kemnitzer.
With the recent release of reports from three main climate organizations (UN IPCC, U.S. National Climate Assessment, and World […]
Global warming acceleration becomes evident by connecting global temperatures at La Nina minima.
Dr. James Hansen
Climate models indicate that an El Nino, probably a weak one, will begin this (Northern Hemisphere) winter and observations show that warming in the tropical Pacific has begun. Current global temperature (12-month running-mean) has thus reached its minimum […]
But Is This Right?
A recent article from the Sun Day Campaign (SDC), which was posted at the Green Energy Times website (bit.ly/SUN-DAY-CO2-rise), asked some serious questions about data coming from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). Specifically, it looked at possible contradictions, not in terms of numbers […]
Image: Charlotte, NC skyline. Image: Flickr
Kate Tanabe, ACEEE Research Assistant, Local Policy
Michael R. Bloomberg recently announced Charlotte as the nineteenth winning city of Bloomberg’s American Cities Climate Challenge, of which ACEEE is an official partner.
“With Washington asleep at the wheel, cities like Charlotte are leading the way in […]