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Join Us for a June 16th Webinar on Vermont’s Climate & Energy Plans

 

 

Join us on Wednesday, June 16th at noon for a VECAN webinar to learn about how Vermont’s important clean energy and climate action blueprints connect.

The State of Vermont is simultaneously embarking on two planning efforts: the update to the Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP), which established the important 90% by 2050 total […]

The Case for the Community Power Coalition

Source: www.communitypowernh.org

Henry P. Herndon

There is a new civic institution forming in New Hampshire. Its mission is to empower our cities and towns to realize their energy goals. It promises to transform our energy system, to enable local construction of renewable energy, and to empower customers with distributed energy innovations. It is called […]

Thinking Locally to Confront a Global Problem

Cecily Anderson of Tunbridge, VT, a participant in the 2019-20 pilot of 2CLA, spoke at a February 2020 2CLA session. Subsequent sessions have been held online. Photo by Chris Johnson.

Vital Communities

Combating climate change takes national and global action. But it also depends on work we do here, in our local communities.

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One Advocate’s Energy Plan: Electrifying Energy Needs

Wyldon King Fishman

The 2020 New York State Renewable Energy Summit ended with a mission statement: “Does your town have an energy plan?”

All the solar installers agreed New York State could install far more renewable energy if the barriers would fall a bit rather than creep up and up as they have over the […]

Governor Scott Proposes Investments in Clean Energy Economy, Making the Benefits of Renewable Energy Accessible to All Vermonters

In his annual budget address, Governor Phil Scott today proposed a range of clean energy investments to lower energy burdens and climate pollution while supporting Vermont’s economy. The Governor’s climate economy proposals include $10 million toward an initiative to bring local, renewable energy to those with low and moderate incomes, $5 million to accelerate […]

Nothing Can Stop America’s Clean Energy Revolution

TAKING THE INITIATIVE: Carl Pope’s Blog

Senate Gridlock Can’t Stop America’s Clean Energy Revolution

In naming former Secretary of State John Kerry to become America’s global climate czar, President-elect Joe Biden is wasting no time making emissions reduction a top White House priority. Political observers are already gaming how […]

Groups Urge Biden to Use Existing Authorities to Cut Energy Waste, Carbon from Buildings

New ACEEE briefs give detailed recommendations for manufactured and federally backed housing, federal buildings

In a Biden administration, half a dozen federal agencies should use their authority under existing laws to create jobs, reduce consumers’ utility bills, and mitigate climate change by reducing energy waste from homes and buildings, a […]

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Grants for Municipal Clean Energy Projects

The Baker-Polito Administration awarded $250,000 in grants to support the development of clean energy projects in 20 cities and towns across Massachusetts. The grants, funded by the Department of Energy Resources’ (DOER) Municipal Energy Technical Assistance (META) program, are used by Massachusetts municipalities, regional school districts, and water/wastewater districts to aid in the management of […]

Fossil Fuels Declining as Renewables Rise

The San Juan Generating Station is closing down. At its peak, it had a capacity of 1,848 MW. Photo: Wikipedia.

George Harvey

Every month or so, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) publishes its estimates of short-term changes in the energy markets. Among its data is a table showing its expectations of […]

VT 2020 Clean Energy Industry Report Issued

Clean Energy Report Identifies Continued Growth Through 2019 State cautions COVID-19 will have an impact for 2020 Montpelier, Vermont – The Vermont Public Service Department (PSD) announces the release of the 2020 Vermont Clean Energy Industry Report, the seventh annual report describing the status and characteristics of Vermont’s clean energy industry. With pre-COVID total […]