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, […]
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 […]
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, 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 […]
Front-load washing machines are more energy efficient than top loading ones, as they save water and electricity. Image: g-mark.org.
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 […]
Lincoln tiny house on wheels at Mt. Hood tiny house village near Portland, Oregon. Image: tinyhousetalk.com.
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 […]
Vermont’s first certified Passive House, built by Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity in Charlotte, Vermont. Image: Philip Jensen Carter.
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 […]
The Good, the Bad, and the Nonsensical Approach to Nuclear
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 […]
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 […]
Sixth Extinction. Image: fabiusmaximus.com.
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.