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4/14 Webinar “Your Vermont Climate Council – Economic Impacts, Stories & Solutions”

The 23-member Climate Council was born out of the Global Warming Solutions Act and is tasked with creating a climate action plan to ensure we meet our emissions requirements, prioritize our most vulnerable communities, and build a stronger, more resilient economy. Comprised of representatives from many walks of life, they’re our neighbors, classmates, business leaders, […]

From the Vermont Natural Resources Council

This week, Governor Scott unveiled his Administration’s proposal for how to spend the $1 billion in federal funds coming into Vermont as a result of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The proposal includes spending $200 million on critical climate and clean energy initiatives including weatherization and electrifying our heating and transportation systems, among […]

Governor’s Proposed Renewable & Climate Investments

Proposed Renewable & Climate Resiliency Investments to Spur Economic Recovery & Lower Energy Costs

Governor Phil Scott proposed more than $200 million in state-federal climate change mitigation investments that will lower energy burdens and climate pollution while supporting Vermont’s economy.

The Governor’s climate economy proposals include $25 million to expand Vermont’s […]

Windham County, VT Grants Available

Windham Regional Commission is pleased to announce competitive grant funding is available to assist commercial, non-profit or public entities in installing advanced wood heating systems through the Windham Wood Heat Initiative (WWH). WWH will provide grant funding of up to 25% of the installation cost (including design, installation, and acquisition costs of AWH systems and […]

OpenSash: Retrofitting Existing Windows for the Many Since 2010

: Glazing a window at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2014. Photo: Jeb Wallace-Brodeur.

Christopher Pratt

I began repairing windows in Portland Oregon in 2007. It was good work, but climate change was steering people toward energy efficient replacement windows that didn’t require storm windows. I was about to give […]

Residential Clean Heating and Cooling

A new guide for Vermonters and the region

Clean Energy States Alliance

Nearly 80% of Vermonters heat their homes by burning fossil fuels which contribute significantly to climate change, are a drain to the local economy, and can worsen air quality. The remaining households are heated by burning wood or with various electric heating technologies. […]

Saxtons River Solar Electric Becomes Ridgeline Renewables

George Harvey

Father and daughter, Eric Shenholm and Anya Bredbeck. Photo courtesy of Ridgeline Renewables.

For a small company, Saxtons River Solar Electric (SRSE) shows up on our pages quite a lot. We published several articles about this innovative company and numerous others that mention it. There will very probably […]

Running out of Gas

2019 Drive Electric Week event at the VT State House. Courtesy image.

Robb Kidd

A week ago, I was writing an action plan to transition Vermont to a modern transportation system accessible to all Vermonters and is compatible with Vermont’s climate goals when I received an emergency phone call from my wife. She had […]

Norwich Solar Technologies Named One of Vermont’s Best Places to Work

Norwich Solar Technologies has earned the distinction of being named one of the 2021 Best Places to Work in Vermont. Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce announced this week the top Best Places to Work in Vermont 2021.

The awards program was created in 2006 and is presented in partnership with […]

Put Your Money Where Your Life Is: Series on Investing Locally

After a year of COVID shutdowns, bankruptcies, deaths, and economic despair, how can individuals help rebuild our economy and community? By investing in their local economy, catalyzing innovation, shifting capital to the local projects, and thus making our communities more sustainable, vibrant, and resilient. Whether managing large funds or modest nest eggs, investors can make […]