Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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Keeping the Island clean, one beach at a time

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People on Martha’s Vineyard are more conscious about the impact of human activity on the natural environment than ever before. With the economy of the...

Climate Solutions: Going solar when you can’t do it at home

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Part of the vision of a 100 percent renewable energy Island includes large, community solar arrays around the Island. What is community solar? Most important,...

Climate Solutions: Resilient at home

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Imagine having enough energy storage at your house or in your neighborhood to be able to have some power and water during prolonged power...

Climate Solutions: Batteries make us resilient

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Imagine a Vineyard where we are generating our power from renewable sources, and have enough energy storage to sustain critical loads during prolonged power...

Climate Solutions: Becoming resilient

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Prolonged power failures are a serious concern as climate change progresses and more extreme weather events occur. When the electric grid is down, having...

Chilmark considers installing EV rapid chargers

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Chilmark is looking to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the town center, which will be able to charge a vehicle fully in...

Climate Solutions: Converting our Steamship fleet

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Ferry fuel makes up 11 percent of our Island's transportation energy use; 1,290,723 gallons of diesel fuel were used in 2018. We need to...

Climate Solutions: Make way for EV trucks – they’re coming and...

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2021 will see the beginning of electric pickup trucks being introduced into the market. Governor Baker has mandated that by 2035, all "light-duty vehicles" sold...

Climate Solutions: For your next car, buy or lease an EV!

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The electric vehicle market is rapidly expanding as battery technology improves. The newer models have greater range, and there are more vehicle choices. At the...

Climate Solutions: Juicing up our transportation!

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Forty-five percent of our energy use is for transportation. That’s higher than other communities because of the fuel used for ferry service. In 2018, 22,191 automobiles...

Climate Solutions: Make the switch to heat pump water heating

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We all use hot water. One of the easiest ways to decrease your fossil-fuel use is to switch to a hybrid electric water heater....

Climate Solutions: Air-Source Heat Pumps Are THE Way!

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You have seen them: metal boxes sitting outside houses with a grill on the front, and "mini-splits" inside houses that deliver heat or cool....
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