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Vermont Department of Public Service Joins in Urging Congress to Expand Funding for Millions of Vulnerable Residents

Vermont’s Department of Public Service joined 35 other state consumer advocate agencies and attorney generals to urge members of Congress to preserve and expand Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) funding in the 2018 federal budget. In a letter submitted to Congress yesterday, the consumer advocates and attorneys general […]

Help to Promote a Federal Geothermal Tax Credit

There is an opening to restore the federal 30% geothermal tax credit and it is important that to contact our senators and congressional delegation for their support. This credit is key to our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by replacing the burning of fossil fuels to heat our buildings. On the Senate side, Tom […]

Clean Energy and Climate Progress: A Scorecard

TAKING THE INITIATIVE: Carl Pope’s Blog – June 27, 2017 San Francisco, CA The last week has seen a flood of stories on clean energy’s prospects – stories that make your head spin with their conflicting tales of renewable energy’s prospects of ending our dangerous addiction to fossil fuel power from coal and gas.

A […]

Meet Sierra Club President Loren Blackford and a Special Film Screening on June 22 in Burlington

Join film Producer Sidney Beaumont, National Sierra Club President Loren Blackford and Institute for Sustainable Communities Vice President of U.S. Programs Steve Nicholas, for a sneak peek of the documentary film From The Ashes.

When: Thursday, June 22 at 6:00 pm Where: Main St Landing, 60 Lake St Burlington, VT 05401 Reception: 6:00-6:45 p.m. Film […]

ACTION ALERT: Your Community in Vermont

Community members from across Vermont will come together on Wednesday June 7th to tell Gov. Phil Scott to stop holding the budget – and Vermont – hostage. The state budget invests in creating more affordable housing, increasing access to child care, maintaining the Vermont state colleges, protecting clean water, and giving more resources to mental […]

ACEEE Statement: Proposed FY18 Budget Would Kill Jobs by Targeting Energy Efficiency Programs

Statement by Steven Nadel, ACEEE (The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ) Executive Director

For all the talk about increasing US jobs, the president’s budget takes a meat cleaver to the largest job creator in the energy sector: energy efficiency. It seeks crippling cuts to federal programs that transform waste into wealth […]

New York’s New Electric Vehicle Rebate

Last year, the NY state legislature took a major step forward by approving New York’s first consumer electric vehicle rebate program in the 2016-17 budget!

The New York rebate offers a discount of $500 – $2,000 for the sale or lease of an electric vehicle. Known as the Drive Clean rebate, the amount is […]

People’s Climate March – April 29, 2017

Saturday, April 29, marks the first 100 days of the Trump presidency, and climate activists will challenge reversals to climate protections on federal and state levels. The People’s Climate March is a global movement to give opportunities for people to demonstrate their concerns for the future of our planet. Below is more information on […]

Speak Out on the EPA!

Visit our new engagement map to find an event near you and speak out against Trump’s plan to gut the EPA. Act now

Donald Trump recently outlined his budget plan for the federal government, and it confirms what we already know — Trump only cares about himself and his corporate allies.

Trump’s budget would gut […]

Energy Independent Vermont: Strategy Discussion TOMORROW

Wow, what a week it’s been!

On Monday, legislators introduced four plans to reform our tax structure and put a price on pollution! On Tuesday, they came together for a round table discussion of their proposals, and took questions from the press. And then, yesterday, over 1,500 youth gathered on the statehouse lawn to demand […]