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Dartmouth College: Renewable energy careers bootcamp!

This week, the Irving Institute is offering a “Renewable Energy Careers Bootcamp” series for students interested in renewable energy finance and careers in renewable energy more broadly. The bootcamp will feature three evening events: On March 23rd, Jordan Swett ’19 (Senior Finance Associate, Sunwealth) will provide a broad introduction to careers in the renewable […]

The True Meaning of Unobtanium

Do we really need this? (Chris LeBoutillier, Unsplash)

George Harvey

A video has been going around called “Unobtanium.” It was posted on YouTube, also with the name “What’s Wrong with Wind and Solar.” (www.bit.ly/Unobtanium-video) It tells us that renewable resources cannot supply us with all our energy, that the equipment used to make them […]

Fifth Annual Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair (virtual)

The fifth annual Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair will be held Saturday, March 6 from 10-4 pm. One can participate in: workshops, networking, an exhibition hall and in affinity groups which will provide an opportunity to “mingle” and “meet” new people. The Fair is sponsored by the non-profit Community Advocates for a Sustainable Environment […]

Cryogenic Energy Storage: A Viable Solution?

Highview Power cryogenic storage plant. Photo courtesy of Mercom Capital.

George Harvey

The word “cryogenic” may sound like something that belongs only in science fiction, but it is really just a scientific term relating to making things very cold. In the case of energy storage, it refers to energy storage by use […]

Renewable Energy Local Tax Evaluation Woes in New Hampshire

Ground-mounted solar arrays installed by Lempster’s concerned citizen, Eckhard Straeter. Courtesy photo.

G.E.T. staff

We are living in a crisis of climate change. Average temperatures are rising as we are experiencing this winter. The data is available and is addressed on the front page of this issue of Green Energy Times. It is important […]

Hydrogen and the Energy Transition

George Harvey

The Danish energy firm, Ørsted, develops plans to harness offshore wind energy to produce “green” hydrogen. Image: Ørsted.

It seems “green hydrogen” has a presence in the news that grows every month. Also, news articles talk about increasingly large amounts of money being spent on it. Big corporations, utilities, and […]

What’s Wrong with Natural Gas?

A gas explosion damaged a home in North Andover, Massachusetts. Photo: Whoisjohngalt, CC-BY-SA 4.0

George Harvey

When coal is mined, processed, or transported, its dust gets into the air, which is why miners get black lung disease. Most coal makes smoke when it is burned, particulate matter that causes breathing problems for […]

Save the Date: 2021 Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair, Saturday, March 6, 2021

The Fifth Annual Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair will be held virtually this year on Saturday, March 6, 2021, 10-4

workshops exhibition hall networking

Stay tuned for more details!

We are happy to provide an event with no social distancing, no face masks, no crowd noise, no exhibitor siting issues, […]

Netting Zero: Making 2021 the Year We Break Fossil Fuel Addiction

Netting Zero: Making 2021 the Year We Break Fossil Fuel Addiction

The Covid-19 crisis collapsed demand for energy, causing record drops in fossil fuel emissions in 2020. But as the world looks toward recovery, can this shock be seized to break the global addiction to fossil fuels, or will the “new […]

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 […]