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Pioneering utilities benefit the environment and customers

Hooley Digester - photo courtesy of Kroes Construction
Hooley Digester – photo courtesy of Kroes Construction

Innovative utilities, both for, and not for, profit, are finding new ways to generate and deliver electricity that are more sustainable and help the environment, customers, and customers’ wallets. Continue reading Pioneering utilities benefit the environment and customers

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Vermont electricity is 100% renewable & Green Power exceeds 60% in 6 U.S. states

Vermont hydropower dam - photo courtesy of Green Mountain Power
Vermont hydropower dam – photo courtesy of Green Mountain Power

Vermont’s electricity generation became 100% from green power sources in late 2014, when the state’s only nuclear power plant permanently closed. Additionally, according to USEIA data five other states are encouragingly not far behind. As of June 2015, renewable sources power 60% or more of those states’ electricity production. Continue reading Vermont electricity is 100% renewable & Green Power exceeds 60% in 6 U.S. states

New England takes a bite out of Food Waste

Commercial composting facility - photo courtesy of NPR.org
Commercial composting facility – photo courtesy of NPR.org

Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut all have laws limiting the amount of food that producers, stores, and food providers can to send to landfills. Instead of throwing away excess food, businesses and institutions must donate it to organizations that will use it to help feed the needy. Or they may transfer it to facilities that compost or otherwise productively use it. Continue reading New England takes a bite out of Food Waste