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California Wants to Ban Gas-Powered Cars by 2035.  Will New England Be Next?

Are gasoline-powered vehicles headed for the scrap heap here in New England? Not quite. But a new transportation rule just issued in California could pave …

Summer Heat Waves Are Getting Longer, Hotter and Deadlier 

As this summer’s sizzling temperatures finally start to wind down, it’s time to come to grips with just how serious this dangerous weather phenomenon is …

Inflation Reduction Act is a Game Changer for Solar Power and Home Electrification 

Game changer! That’s what most energy experts are calling the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 signed by the President on August 17th.  Chock full of …

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Taking Stock of Solar Power During this Summer’s Heat Wave

Sometimes it’s hard to make sense of it all. Despite daily reminders of how our climate-energy balance is growing increasingly out of whack, we continue …

As Electricity Rates Soar, VT and NH Putting Negative Pressure on Solar

What’s wrong with this picture?  As New England electric utilities hike their rates by record numbers this summer, they’re also cutting payments for solar power …

With Electricity Rates Skyrocketing, Here Are Five Reasons to Install Solar Now

First came pain at the pump, with gasoline prices topping $5 per gallon. Now get ready for sticker shock in your electric bill, with some …

As Solar Grows Faster, Policy Speed Bumps Need to be Cleared

It’s official: According to the just-released annual review from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), 2021 was another great year for solar power. The best …

With Gas Above $4 per Gallon, IEA Offers 10 Tips to Cut Your Fuel Bill Now

Call it energy economics 101:  When President Biden announced plans to address record gasoline prices, now topping $4 a gallon, it was meant to fix …

Coronavirus, and now Ukraine, Add a One-Two Punch in the Fight on Climate Change

Spring has returned to New England, but somehow it feels different this year. On the plus side, our two-year ordeal with the coronavirus finally appears …

Putin’s War in Ukraine Offers More Reasons to Get Off Fossil Fuels

We all stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, a peaceful democratic nation that’s under brutal and unprovoked military attack. Russia’s Vladimir Putin started …

With Solar Costs Falling, Why Are Energy Bills Rising?

Suddenly, inflation seems to be everywhere – including in our household energy bills. Consider: Gasoline prices have reached $3.50 per gallon, about 60% higher than …

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F-150 Lightning: a Game-Changing ‘Virtual Power Plant’ to Complement Solar Energy

The Real Thunder in the Ford F-150 Lightning May Be Bidirectional Charging Maybe you’re already on the list for a new Ford F-150 Lightning – …