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sonnenCore: Lower Priced Versatility

New sonnen Battery Makes Home Energy Storage More Affordable and Flexible Just in time for the holidays – and for the final year of federal …

What’s Next for Clean Energy and Solar/Battery Tax Credits?

Now that the dust appears to have settled on the 2020 presidential election, what does the future hold for clean energy policy and solar investment …

Official Vermont Policy: Change Nothing and Hope Climate Change goes Away

This graph is the electric mix from the 2020 Annual Energy Report, prepared by the Vermont Department of Public Service (January 15, 2020). This is …

How Have the Koch Brothers Infiltrated the Scott Administration

Have the Koch Brothers really infiltrated Vermont? Yes, the main argument used by the Vermont Public Service Department, the Public Utilities Commission and the Vermont …

2020 US Climate Crises

• Colorado’s two biggest wildfires on record have occurred in the last three months. • September 2020 was the warmest September (world-wide) in 140 years …

Vermont Greenwashing

What, isn’t Vermont “Green”? Of course it is, right? Wrong. Green Mountain Power, which is owned by a Canadian natural gas distributor and supplies 70% …

What If We Electrified Everything?

Imagine a world where everything needing a power source runs on electricity. Lots of things in our daily lives already fit this mold – our …

Solar trackers in Lunenburg, VT

Covid-19 Is Speeding Rise of Solar as ‘New King’ of Electricity Markets, IEA Says

The world’s response to Covid-19 may “reshape the future of energy,” the International Energy Agency predicts in its 2020 World Energy Outlook, released last week …

Northern New England Tops List of Best Places to Weather Climate Change

In a changing climate, northern New England is the best place to be. That’s the finding of a 50-state analysis by the highly respected Rhodium …

Biden’s Climate Plan Is Red, White and Blue

On July 14th, Joe Biden unveiled a new climate plan that’s winning praise from backers of the Green New Deal. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee …

Weather Forecast: Even More of the Same

You know the saying: “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” That’s becoming a more common expression in Vermont and New Hampshire these days. We’ve …

Happy Summer Solstice!

Some encouraging milestones on this Summer Solstice The summer solstice, traditionally called “midsummer”, but now more commonly thought of as the start of summer, is …