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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC announced today that on December 21, 2017, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, it purchased Georgia Mountain Community Wind LLC (“GMCW”) located in Chittenden and Franklin Counties, Vermont for approximately $25,100,000. GMCW was the first commercial-scale wind project in these counties. This four-turbine, 10 MW project, which was originally developed […]
The Town of Stowe and Village of Hyde Park’s 1.4MW solar farm is expected to produce approximately 1,568,000kWh of electricity per year. Photo: Encore Renewable Energy.
By N.R. Mallery
The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) is Vermont’s statewide economic development finance lender. Created by the General Assembly in 1974, VEDA’s mission is “to contribute […]
Georgetown University Energy Prize recognizes top-performing communities for increasing energy efficiency, reducing municipal and household energy budgets
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Montpelier, Vermont, is among 10 cities and counties that have advanced to the final round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP), a national competition to rethink […]
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By Rick Wackernagel and Laura Mistretta
To avoid the worst effects of global warming, we need to transform our energy system, replacing fossil fuels used in producing electricity, heating and transportation with renewable energy. In 2011, Vermont made getting […]
When it happens in the Statehouse, we all suffer.
By George Harvey
Denial is a matter of asserting that something is different from what it actually is. It might be that most of us do it from time to time. Many people say, “I’m okay,” as they shed a tear that says clearly […]
Don’t miss the best Vermont Energy & Climate Action Conference yet – this year, the 10th annual conference will be held at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT on Dec. 2nd. It’s your last chance to reserve your spot! With the EPA asleep at the wheel and a federal administration staffed by climate skeptics, […]