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Tax Reform and Climate Action:

Starting the Conversation

By Dana Drugmand

On yet another record-breaking warm day in April, a group of Vermonters gathered on the lawn in front of Capstone Community Action in Barre, many holding signs that read “Tax Reform and Climate Action.” Representative Johannah Leddy Donovan of Burlington stepped up to the podium and began a statewide […]

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 […]

GMP Inspire Space Contest Winner Greenbanc Partners with Alchemist to Offer Its Employees Free Home Energy Score

Greenbanc, a certified B Corporation and the winner of Green Mountain Power’s InspireSpace contest, has partnered with The Alchemist to offer all employees a free Home Energy Score. The score is a new approach to measuring home energy performance, developed by the Department of Energy, that is fast, affordable, simple, creditable and flexible. It is […]

Annual Wallingford Bike Safety Day: Rides Again On Saturday, May 13th, 2017

On Saturday, May 13th, from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM, The Wallingford Community Bike Safety Day, will host it’s 19th annual event, at the Wallingford Elementary School. This fun, interactive and collaboratively sponsored event always has something for all ages; from free helmet fitting to an obstacle course, and from bike safety inspections to 911 […]

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 […]

Youth Rally for the Planet – Vermont

Over 1,000 young Vermonters will gather on the State House on Wednesday, April 12th—one week from today—for the Second Annual Youth Rally for the Planet.

This action-packed day will be hosted and run by high school organizers—many of whom have been working tirelessly these past few months to plan and recruit for this awesome event. […]

LEAP Energy Fair – Waterbury, VT – April 8, 2017

Upcoming Energy Events

From Local Energy Solutions:

Webinar: “Policy Updates & New Insights” to be held on Monday, April 3rd from 12:00-1:00pm!

Join us for this month’s webinar as part of the Local Energy Solutions (LES) webinar series. During this webinar, we’ll hear from policy experts about the happenings in Concord at the State House and […]

Water is life, so attend Vermont Clean Water Day this Wed

Clean Water Day is on Wednesday, March 29 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. Meet at the Pavilion Building Auditorium at 109 State Street in Montpelier (the door is on the side street of the History Museum) for a policy briefing. Then, at 10:30 will parade to the State House for a Clean Water Day […]