Imagine being able to heat water, buildings and greenhouses using energy captured from compost without buying or burning any fuel.
The “heroes” of the new millennium must clearly grasp the urgency of the climate crisis and be ready to take important steps to address it.
If we are truly concerned with our environmental footprint, then Vermont must pay attention to how our imported power is generated, and conserved.
Whenever anybody criticizes or promotes an energy source (or program), I recommend a simple three word reply: “Compared to what?”
At the same time we are lowering our prices, GMP is also investing in clean, cost-effective energy sources.
As we wave goodbye to Vermont Yankee, it’s now time for the state to restore our confidence in its energy policy.
In a book written almost 40 years ago, Rufus Miles saw many of the trends that are so worrisome today — the end of cheap energy, the death of the middle class, the degradation of our natural environment – and predicts that we, in our time, will need to make critical decisions that will change the course of history.
Despite a delay in the implementation of a biomethane digester, Middlebury College’s sustainability director said the school is well on its way to reaching its goal of becoming completely carbon-neutral by 2016.
I can only conclude that our state’s leaders, and many other Vermonters too, are pleased that we get most of our electricity from out of state, fossil-fuel burning power plants. Because more and more, that is where it’s coming from.
Either we take climate change seriously or we don’t. The earth could care less as it will cure itself, but you might want to wake up and start caring.
Developments in Vermont’s energy landscape during 2014 will pose numerous challenges for electricity consumers and policy makers.
Because politicians have already decided to do whatever it takes to radically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase renewable energy consumption, the DPS report cannot even hint that the whole exercise is likely to be a costly, intrusive and unattainable pipe dream.