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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 […]

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 […]

Businesses Endorse Carbon Pollution Plan

Business leaders say investing in efficiency and renewable energy is good for environment and keeps jobs and money local.

Montpelier, Vt. – More than 200 Vermont businesses have joined a growing coalition in support of using money from a carbon pollution tax to invest in renewable energy and efficiency jobs in the state, […]

Carbon Pollution Tax Benefits Vermont

By Fran Putnam

Future storms similar to Irene are inevitable. We must take bold steps, like the carbon pollution tax, to help to slow climate change. This photo was taken in Pittsfield, Vt., during Hurricane Irene. Photo: Barb Wood

The recent launch of an effort to put a price on carbon pollution in Vermont […]