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Letter: There is hope on climate change

Letter: There is hope on climate change

…We have demonstrated through extensive research and measurements the power of our scientifically planted tropical forests to absorb massive amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. So much, in fact, that our tropical forest plantations are sucking up at least 10 times more carbon dioxide, on a per-hectare basis, than the aggregate of all of the world’s tropical forests.…

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Renewable Energy and Cooperatives: Lanesville's Past, Present and Future

Renewable Energy and Cooperatives: Lanesville's Past, Present and Future

Dick Prouty, Lanesville resident, will give a talk on renewable alternatives, including neighborhood solar "farms", and how they could be structured as a cooperative.

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Now is the time to go solar!

The goal of the Solar Challenge is to encourage Cape Anners to switch from electricity generated by oil & gas to clean green electricity generated with their own solar panels. To learn more call 1-800-903-6130

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Check out the Mass Solar Loan

Check out the Mass Solar Loan

Is a solar installation now essentially free to most of us in Cape Ann? Yes, it is, and that may seem too good to be true. But in this case it is a fact! Massachusetts has announced a new loan program to help moderate-income homeowners install solar panels, so that all may benefit from solar and support our state and national need to move to clean energy. This program is called the Mass Solar Loan.

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How to apply for a Mass Solar Loan

How to apply for a Mass Solar Loan

Learn how to apply for a Mass Solar Loan. It can potentially save you money two ways: as a low interest loan and as a buy-down program!

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Healthy Home Healthy Planet

Find out how they zeroed out our home's carbon footprint, stopped paying energy bills, helped the planet, and became the 1st renovated home in Massachusetts, and one of the 1st in the U.S., to produce more energy than we consume.

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The Promise of Solar Roadways: Scott Brusaw at TED

Solar Roadways Incorporated is a startup company based in Sandpoint, Idaho, that is developing solar powered road panels to form a smart highway. Their technology combines a transparent driving surface with underlying solar cells, electronics and sensors to act as a solar array with programmable capability. Solar Roadways Inc is working to develop and commercially produce road panels which are made from recycled materials and incorporate photovoltaic cells.

Scott Brusaw is President & CEO at Solar Roadways Incorporated.

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Turn the tides into energy

The tides provide an infinitive source of clean energy. Learn how to transform the power into electricity.

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Coming Soon: The World's Largest Tidal Power Plant

Funding has just been secured to break ground on the World’s largest ocean current-driven power plant on the shores of "Scotland". The plant is expected to supply the electrical needs of 175,000 homes once completed, with the initial delivery of electricity expected by 2016.

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Letter: Clarifying the aims of the Gloucester Solar Challenge

Letter: Clarifying the aims of the Gloucester Solar Challenge

In response to questions from people interested in our ongoing Gloucester Solar Challenge and to a letter in the Gloucester Daily Times on Dec. 9, 2015 (”Seeing red over Town Green solar company”), I would like to clarify some facts about the initiative called the Gloucester Solar Challenge. Gloucester Solar Challenge is one program of the grass-roots initiative called TownGreen2025. TownGreen2025 is a community-wide effort of volunteers working to minimize Cape Ann’s carbon footprint in a decade through energy conservation, replacing fossil fuel use with alternative energy resources, and a strategy using carbon-reducing offsets to help heal the planet. TownGreen2025 was organized for the betterment of our environment through the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation, a nonprofit acting as a civic hub and community education center. We believe in the power of private citizens and the local economy to harness Cape Ann’s creative and innovative spirit to address the most pressing legacy issue of our time: the warming of the planet and rising oceans due to excess carbon in the atmosphere.

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