Author Archives: Bob Farnham

India wins big on clean energy with World Bank investing $775 million – Economic Times

India wins big on clean energy with World Bank investing $775 million – Economic Times

The United States is going to have to get serious about renewable energy and energy efficiency if it plans to “lead the world.” from the Economic Times: “The World Bank is ready to partner with the government in scaling up sustainable clean energy investments.” Minister for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal recently saidContinue Reading

Green Mountain Power Unveils New Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Green Mountain Power Unveils New Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Goal to Reduce Fossil Fuel Use & Save Drivers Money COLCHESTER, VT… Green Mountain Power today unveiled a new public electric vehicle charging station with two chargers at the MiddleGround complex in Middlesex that is home to Red Hen Bakery, Zoombikes, Nutty Steph’s and more. The chargers represent the latest in fast charging technology, whileContinue Reading

Senator Bernie Sanders Speaks to Receptive Crowd

Senator Bernie Sanders Speaks to Receptive Crowd

Rebuilding Our Economy and Restoring Our Democracy This country, today, faces some very very serious problems. Old fashioned politics of big money in Washington is not good enough. We need a political revolution in this country.   UPDATE: 7/10/14 National Public Radio came to Vermont and talked to Vermonters about Bernie Sanders. Definitely worth aContinue Reading

Guest Post: Christopher Bray Commentary

Guest Post: Christopher Bray Commentary

Pipeline Phase 2 Comes at Too High a Constitutional Price Run by permission of the author, state Senator Christopher A. Bray, Democrat from Addison Vermont. Senator Bray serves on the Senate Finance and the Senate Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs committees (see who else is on these committees); he is also a member of theContinue Reading

The New Net Zero by Vermont Architect Bill Maclay

The New Net Zero by Vermont Architect Bill Maclay

Leading-Edge Design and Construction of Homes and Buildings for a Renewable Energy Future Vermont Architect Bill Maclay’s has a new book out and it’s highlighted in the Home & Garden Section of the NY Times. WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-   From Bill’s interview in the NY Times article: “From my perspective, theContinue Reading

Vermont is starting a food fight for you to join

Vermont is starting a food fight for you to join

Governor Peter Shumlin and Jerry Greenfield Announce Food Fight Fudge Brownie Vermont faces lawsuit and shouldn’t carry the financial burden – Can you help? Visit the Official Food Fight Fund Vermont website to show your support MSNBC’s news program, The Ed Show, did a story on the GMO issue as well. Update as of July 7,Continue Reading

Green Mountain Power Asks to Lower Rates

Green Mountain Power Asks to Lower Rates

News Release from Green Mountain Power Contact: Kristin Carlson, Green Mountain Power, (802) 229-8200 For immediate release: May 30, 2014 GMP & Key Stakeholders Reach Agreement to Deliver Significant Rate Decrease for Residential and Commercial Customers Proposal recommends 2.46% rate decrease, the second rate decrease proposed by GMP in three years Colchester, Vt – Green Mountain PowerContinue Reading

Is it time to change the trajectory of the planet?

Is it time to change the trajectory of the planet?

Bill McKibben just threw down the gauntlet SIGN UP TO ATTEND THE MARCH Rolling Stone just published an important article from 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben. Read the intro here: Get Ready to March by Bill McKibben This is an invitation, an invitation to come to New York City. An invitation to anyone who’d like toContinue Reading

Rubio Backtracking on Climate Change Claims

Rubio Backtracking on Climate Change Claims

Can a potential Presidential candidate actually ignore science and win? It seems Senator Marco Rubio may be backtracking from his comment over the weekend where he said,  “I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it.” Now he’s saying the US can’t doContinue Reading

Has VPR gone over to the dark side?

Has VPR gone over to the dark side?

A one-sided “debate” is no debate at all – it’s an advertisement. Providing two sides to any story is what we expect from VPR Annette Smith, well-know anti-renewable energy crusader is the only guest on Vermont Public Radio’s program Vermont Edition today at noon. Never one to stand in the way of the fossil fuel industry’s talkingContinue Reading

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