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Fighting the Battles, Winning the War

Kayford Mountain, or what was a mountain.

by James Hansen, 1 June 2021

The battles to slow human-made climate change have been fought bravely by ad hoc groups of concerned citizens – trying to stop pipelines, coal mines, fracking, etc. Winning a battle helps, and fights are beginning to be won, including confrontations in […]

Vermont based DeltaClimeVT climate economy business accelerator selects Energy 2021 cohort and kicks off virtual programming

MONTPELIER, VT – Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) announces the selection of the Energy 2021 cohort of the DeltaClimeVT climate economy business accelerator.

Seven early-stage energy companies from across the U.S. and Canada will work with climate economy leaders, industry experts, potential partners and investment professionals over the next three months while completing an […]

History Cannot Predict the Climate Crisis

by John Bos

In a 1948 speech to the House of Commons, Winston Churchill said, “Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.” He was paraphrasing George Santayana in 1905 who said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Both men, politician and philosopher, were […]

Biden’s Plan Needs These Bold Measures to Better Tackle the Climate Crisis

 

Biden’s Plan Needs These Bold Measures to Better Tackle the Climate Crisis

By Steven Nadel, Executive Director

As we recently noted, President Joe Biden’s proposed jobs and infrastructure plan includes unprecedented investments to address climate change, in part through energy efficiency. So far, the proposal is high level, with […]

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, […]

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 […]

Cash for Your Refrigerants – Help for the Planet

Tradewater expanded their work globally in 2019 through a partnership with City Waste Recycling that resulted in the collection of 29,140 lbs. of refrigerants in Ghana. City Waste Recycling employees prepared stockpiled cylinders of CFCs for transport to a destruction facility in the United States where it was destroyed preventing the release of more […]

Massachusetts Steps Up Energy-Saving Policies in Major Climate Law

Sets Appliance Efficiency Standards and Sets Path for Strong Building Codes

In a far-reaching climate bill scheduled to be signed today, Massachusetts commits to halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, while embracing new energy-saving policies to help achieve the targets. The law sets efficiency standards for 17 residential […]

Upper Valley Climate Partners Summit Feb 25

How Climate Change Affects Many Aspects of Our Region, and Who’s Doing What About It

Climate change has the potential to affect everyone on the planet and virtually every aspect of our lives, including here in the Upper Valley.

The good news is that many throughout the Upper Valley are working to combat climate […]

We are at a Climate Crossroads of Opportunity

A glimpse of the light: Pittsford, Vermont, December 1, 2020. Photo credit: Alan Betts.

Alan Betts

We are at a climate crossroads. This is a time of real opportunity, when we can let go of the past, and do what needs to be done to deal with the climate, sustainability and extinction crises. […]