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Carbon Fee and Dividend for a Bright Green Future

900 Citizens Climate Lobby volunteers before visiting 502 Congressional offices on June 21, 2016. Photo: Citizens Climate Lobby.

By John Gage

The transition to clean energy is underway, but not fast enough to prevent life-changing consequences from greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon dioxide (CO2), the major contributor to climate change, sea level rise, and ocean […]

Tax Reform & Climate Action: The Vermont Case for Carbon Pricing

Montpelier, VT – Vermont legislators today proposed four tax reforms that would:

Create jobs and strengthen the Vermont economy, Prioritize low- and middle-income Vermonters, and Reduce the carbon pollution causing global warming.

“Our bills are conversation starters,” said Representative Johannah Leddy Donovan, a member of the tax-writing Ways & Means Committee and Chair […]

April 10, 11:00 AM – in Bradford, VT – State Representatives to Announce Important Bill

Bill to Phase Out Sales Tax in Vermont and Address Climate Change

Green Energy Times received the following media advisory, which we believe could be extremely significant, from State Representative Sarah Copeland Hanzas:

Who: State Representative Sarah Copeland Hanzas, Rep. David Deen, and special guests

What: Tax Reform and […]

Now is the time – Price on Pollution

It has been an up and down week. On the down side, President Trump’s budget is a handbook of climate denialism. He eliminates almost every federal program designed to study, prepare for, or protect Americans from the threat of global warming.

On the plus side, I was thrilled to join Vermont Representative David Deen […]

A Carbon Campaign Warrant:

To See if the Town will Support Policies Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions to a Sustainable 3 Tons Per Person Per Year

Whereas carbon dioxide released from combustion of fossil fuels beyond sustainable levels maintained by soil, forests, and oceans, poses an existential threat to our Town and to all Towns;

and

Whereas we can […]

Solutions: A Carbon Campaign

A Proposal for Sustainable Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Roy Morrison. This picture was taken in a tropical rainforest. Photo taken by his wife, Luanne Bakero

By Roy Morrison

The following is a grassroots campaign to support a sustainable global carbon dioxide emissions standard of three tons of carbon dioxide per person per […]

Toward a Price on Carbon Pollution

VPIRG joined with other members of the Energy Independent Vermont coalition to deliver 25,241 postcards and petition signatures to Vermont lawmakers – all supporting a price on carbon pollution.

At the delivery on the State House steps, we heard from:

Fran Putnam, chair of the Weybridge Energy Committee, who said she was inspired […]

Climate Action on November 30:

Grassroots Activists to Deliver Thousands of Calls for Bold Climate Action

Montpelier, VT – On Monday, November 30, representatives of the Energy Independent Vermont coalition will deliver thousands of postcards and petitions to legislators at the Statehouse demanding that they “tackle global warming and save Vermonters money by reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.”

Vermonters […]

Energy Independent Vermont: Educational Forum

With the start of the 2016 Legislative Session only two months away, momentum is building for Vermont to support decisive climate policy. Energy Independent Vermont is helping to build a foundation for a Carbon Pollution Tax that will help turn this proposed bill into a significant step to decrease Vermont’s carbon production, while helping Vermonters […]