Clean Power

What’s Up With Wind Power in Vermont?

Published on May 24th, 2017 | by George Harvey

The Vermont Public Service Board has sent recommendations to the legislature for new sound standards for utility-scale wind projects. Critics say the standards are so strict that the effectively kill development of wind power in the state. ... Read More


Air Quality

Trump Budget To Decimate US Clean Energy & Environment Programs

Published on May 24th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Though unsurprising, the latest round of budget document leaks and officially released budget documents confirm many's worst fears, that the Trump administration is looking to slash and dice their way through the country's clean energy and environmental programs and institutions. ... Read More


Air Quality

Harvard Study: Greenery In Your Neighborhood Cuts Women’s Mortality Rates

Published on May 23rd, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Green, in my experience, starts with childhood. Nothing compares with climbing trees as a child. A close second was laying flat on my back in the yard or woods behind my house and cloud gazing. It just felt good. A Harvard Study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health explains more of what a child instinctively understands... Read More


Clean Power

Wave Energy’s Potential For British Columbia

Published on May 23rd, 2017 | by Roy L Hales

Since 2001, there have been several inquiries into the plausibility of harnessing the wave energy off Vancouver Island. So far, projects were rejected because of the associated costs. A new report from the University of Victoria’s West Coast Wave Initiative (WCWI) outlined wave energy's potential for British Columbia... Read More


Green Economy

Vancouver Island’s Struggle For Sustainable Forestry

Published on May 23rd, 2017 | by Roy L Hales

When Island Timberlands arrived in 2012, they found Cortes island residents waiting behind a blockade. The Vancouver Observer sent a young film maker to cover the story, but Daniel Pierce found more than just another clash between a logging company and local environmentalists. ... Read More


Clean Transport

Inboard M1 Electric Skateboard

The Nifty Inboard M1 Electric Skateboard

Published on May 23rd, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

There are skateboards, and there are skateboards. The same holds true with electric skateboards these days. They are pretty much the same. Take a fairly flat surface, bolt on two trucks with four wheels, and for the electric version, add motor and battery. So far, so good, but Inboard Technology decided to up the ante with some technically advanced features in its Inboard M1 electric skateboard... Read More


Clean Transport

Harley-Davidson LimeWire

Harley-Davidson LiveWire, Are We There Yet? Almost…

Published on May 23rd, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

OK, OK, so when I heard that Harley-Davidson was going to make an electric motorcycle, I laughed, choked it off as bad PR, and simply thought, no way this hulking metal motorcycle "patapatapata" internal combustion engine (ICE) maker would do an electric motorcycle. No way! Well, yes, kinda, sorta, poking the monster with a red hot charcoal bit, the Harley-Davidson Livewire program is growing. Albeit, the program growth is modest, but it is nonetheless growing... Read More


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