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Electric Vehicle Fast Charging and New England’s Highways – A Shot in the Arm from the Feds!

Last week, President Biden laid out a $2 trillion infrastructure plan that puts transportation upgrades at the top of a long national project list. The …

Spring Equinox at the 45th Parallel: Halfway to the Center of It All

At Solaflect Energy, today’s Equinox has us thinking warm thoughts about the long, sunny days ahead. For those who like living with a “sense of …

A Year Later: Pandemic lessons revisited, and security in a climate calamity

One year into the coronavirus, what have we learned? It’s been a year since COVID-19 turned our lives upside down. With the end of the …

Renewables Are Coming to Utilities’ Rescue, But the Grid Needs a Serious Upgrade

This week’s Barron’s, the Dow Jones investment weekly, features a bullish cover story on “The Coming Green Boom for Utilities.” In sharp contrast to how …

Super Bowl Ads, Climate Change, and Vermont’s Lagging Regulators

The following commentary by Solaflect President Bill Bender was published by VT Digger, the Brattleboro Reformer and the Mountain Times in February, 2021 following the …

Pop Quiz: 10 Things You Should Know About the Recent Power Outage in Texas

The record-smashing, cold-weather outbreak that plunged Texas into darkness last week presents an ongoing human tragedy. While dozens of Texans lost their lives in the …

Is Norway Really ‘Out-EVing’ America, Like GM’s Super Bowl Ad Says?

That’s what comedian Will Ferrell, an unlikely GM spokesman, told 100 million Super Bowl viewers last Sunday. And he’s right on the facts: only a …

2020 Was a Bad Year for the Climate

But Will It Mark a Turning Point? 2020 was a challenging year by lots of measures – and climate change was no exception. While U.S …

Now Is the Time to Sign Your Own Solar Executive Order

On Day One in the White House, President Joe Biden signed an executive order recommitting our nation to fight global warming under the Paris climate …

Vermont Cutting Solar Net-Metering Again January 31st, 2021

For Homeowners Considering Solar, Congress Giveth and Vermont Taketh Away Homeowners looking to install solar power received welcome news from Congress over the Christmas holidays …

VTDigger: Vermont Regulators Cut Incentives to Switch to Solar Energy

A new report says solar energy has saved Vermonters $79 million and New Englanders $1.1 billion in just six years. That narrative runs counter to …

Save Solar – Make your voice heard!

“Let the sun shine!” That’s the refrain some of us have been singing for 50 years now.” Will 2021 Finally Be the Dawning of the …