New initiative seeks public’s help in boosting renewable energy policies in Vermont

Vermonters are invited to give feedback to regulators while they consider comprehensive adjustments to Vermont’s Renewable Energy Standard.

Lincoln Library goes solar, carbon-free

When it came time to replace its 22-year-old boiler earlier this year, the Lincoln Library had to make a crucial decision: stick with heating with oil, or switch to something more environmentally friendly.

Climate Matters: A case for on-site solar

Regular Climate Matters columnist Mike Roy sat down with Ian Phair of Cornwall to learn more about his new solar power venture, Vermont Solar Fund LLC. 

Starksboro is exploring town solar

The Starksboro Energy Committee is exploring the possibility of placing solar panels on the pavilion’s roof once it’s completed, along with studying other options for meeting the town’s electricity needs through solar. 

Cornwall thinks green with solar on its town hall

Cornwall’s 142-year-old town hall could soon be capped with a 21st century crown of solar panels aimed at saving local taxpayers money while encouraging them to make similar investments in green energy.

Lincoln library selected to receive a solar grant

The Lincoln Library was recently selected as one of only four libraries across the U.S. and Canada to receive a 2022 EBSCO Solar Grant.

Big solar array pitched in Middlebury

A developer is seeking state permission to install a 2.2-megawatt solar farm on land off Halladay Road and Middle Road South in Middlebury.

Letter to the editor: Fight Putin and go solar now

I am fighting against Putin and the energy cartels by going solar.

Climate Matters: Learning to love ugly

This summer several tons of steel, glass and silicon will arrive near my side yard. This will be assembled, noisily, into a 30-acre power plant that will reduce my employer Middlebury College’s reliance on the electricity it currently buys from Green Moun … (read more)

Solar field on Bristol landfill goes live

Renewable energy supporters were all aglow in Bristol this past Saturday as they celebrated the completion of Bristol Community Solar, a 500kWh array built on the site of the town’s former landfill.

Letter to the editor: Add solar arrays to parking lots, not farm fields

I appreciate Bill McKibben’s guest editorial about the need for many more solar panels in Vermont in response to our climate emergency. In light of this climate emergency I would like to see some refinement on where these arrays are built.

Bristol seeing significant solar investment

If the 500kW community solar project under construction on 3 acres of Bristol’s former town landfill is completed, as hoped, by New Year’s, the project will have gone from idea to operational in less than two years.

Light shines bright on college solar project

Some of the state’s brightest political, academic and entrepreneurial stars converged on a picturesque pasture in Middlebury on Tuesday morning, but it was the sun that stole the show.

Letter to the editor: Solar arrays a pleasure to see

In response to Bill McKibben’s editorial, when I see solar arrays or wind turbines I am very glad.

Letter to the editor: Creative siting a wise strategy

Do we really have to destroy what is so unique and beautiful about Vermont to achieve our climate goals?