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VECAN (Vermont Energy & Climate Action Network) News

This March, there are several grant opportunities, workshops, and other events planned. Read below to learn about what’s going on in the world of climate and energy in Vermont this month and beyond: Reminder: New England Grassroots Environment Fund Grant Applications Due this Week – Applications due by March 15, click here for more information […]

David Blittersdorf, president and CEO of AllEarth Renewables, plans to shift renewable development resources out of state

Note from Nancy Rae Mallery, publisher of Green Energy Times: “Green Energy Times finds the following news to be very disturbing. This is a huge loss of support to our state, and the future which we have been working so very hard to achieve. This is not the time to be going backwards or standing […]

Solar Installations Declined 50% in Vermont

Vermonters want us to do our part to combat climate change – but our current solar program has Vermont taking a big step in the wrong direction. In January 2017, the Public Utilities Commission changed the statewide solar program (net metering). Under the first year of the program the amount of solar permitted dropped […]

Pellet boiler Boot Camp at Vermont Technical College

Design & Installation of High Performance Pellet Boiler Systems

A full-day “deep dive” into the technical design of biomass boiler systems will take place on April 3, 2018 at Vermont Technical College in Center Randolph, VT.

This training will be presented by Jeff Rubin of Sustainable Heating Outreach & Education, and John Siegenthaler, […]

Fossil Free: a People-powered Push to Pass Resolutions Stopping New Fossil Fuel Projects

From Beta Coronel of 350.org

Last month, we won a huge victory when New York City and State committed to divesting their pension funds from fossil fuels. Not only that, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio launched a lawsuit against the top fossil fuel companies for the damage climate change has caused the people […]

Stop New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure in Vermont

Six years ago, Vermont became the first state in the nation to ban fracking for fossil fuels. I was proud to help lead the fight for that fracking ban and it’s been great to see other states follow suit in the years since.1

Now we’re taking on the fossil fuel industry again. And this […]

Willful ignorance, and what to do about it

Gov. Phil Scott doesn’t support the ESSEX Plan to reduce electricity costs and put more money in Vermonters’ pockets. And despite the fact that the plan has the support of business leaders, low income advocates, and environmentalists, he doesn’t want to learn about it either.

That’s willful ignorance, and Vermonters deserve better.

If […]

Green Mountain Power Returning $6 Million Dollars to Customers Through Federal Tax Changes

Reduction will Start in February Bill Cycle

In a filing on January 23, 2018, with the Vermont Public Utility Commission, Green Mountain Power is seeking to lower bills for customers by $6 million. The benefit comes from federal tax law changes that reduce GMP’s corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. […]

Energy Panel January 22, 2018 in Chelsea, VT

On Monday (January 22, 2018) a panel discussion on Vermont’s energy future will be happening at the Chelsea School Library (6 School Street, Chelsea) at 7:00 PM. Sponsored by some town energy committees, it is open to residents of Orange County and neighboring towns.

Representatives Bob Frenier and Rodney Graham, and Senator Mark MacDonald have […]

Farm & Food Economy Report to VT Legislature

Workforce development critical to sustain local food economy

2017 Farm to Plate Annual Report shows successful implementation of Vermont’s food system plan has created need for more farm and food workers to meet food business expansion goals due to increased consumer demand

Montpelier, Vt. – Representatives of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network […]