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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

A New Metaphor

Rock Concert fire show (Les Panchyshyn, Wikimedia Commons)

By George Harvey

Freedom of speech?

Imagine being in at a really great indoor rock concert. You got a really good seat, about five rows back from the stage and right in the center of the theater. Exiting out will be a chore, […]

Tell National Grid: No Rate Hikes for Dirty Energy Investments in NY

People and Planet over Profits – Public Hearings Start this Week

National Grid wants to raise electricity and gas rates in upstate New York, starting next year. If the request is granted, the average residential customer’s bill would go up by $17.63. (Customers who receive electricity service only from National Grid would see […]

Opportunity to be part of the 2017 Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair in Albany, NY

Two years ago a coalition of local environmental and cycling groups hosted a marvelous Earth Day Expo and Bicycle Parade in Albany’s Washington Park. Last November, Becky Meier and Bob Connors of Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline organized a bustling Renewable Energy Fair complete with live Alpacas! This year we are looking to work together […]

Thinking of snow

Ok, so it’s the middle of July. Skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing are probably the furthest things from a lot of people’s minds. But for those who cherish Vermont’s snowy winters and everything they bring with them, global warming and the failure of our national leaders to grapple with this crisis is alarming no matter […]

ACTION ALERT: Your Community in Vermont

Community members from across Vermont will come together on Wednesday June 7th to tell Gov. Phil Scott to stop holding the budget – and Vermont – hostage. The state budget invests in creating more affordable housing, increasing access to child care, maintaining the Vermont state colleges, protecting clean water, and giving more resources to mental […]

VNRC Statement on U.S. Climate Accord Retraction

Shortsighted Decision Puts Onus and Opportunities on States to Act

Yesterday’s announcement by President Donald Trump to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement is a deeply shortsighted move.

“This decision not only fails to protect vulnerable people and future generations but it leaves the greatest economic development opportunity this world has ever […]

Take Action: Words into action

Republican Governor Phil Scott recently co-signed a letter with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker urging President Trump to remain committed to the Paris Climate Agreement.

This is a laudable step–but Vermont needs Gov. Scott to honor the words in that letter by supporting policies right here in Vermont that address climate change and strengthen our clean […]

Why the Drop in NH Solar REC Price? – Call to Action

The following is information provided by Knollwood Energy:

The significant drop in the per REC price is due to a reduction in the demand for RECs. New Hampshire’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) statute, RSA 362-F that created the demand for solar RECs, requires each electricity provider (utility company) to meet customer load by Purchasing […]

Our Civic Responsibility: Reflecting on the People’s Climate March

 

People’s Climate March – April 29, 2017

Saturday, April 29, marks the first 100 days of the Trump presidency, and climate activists will challenge reversals to climate protections on federal and state levels. The People’s Climate March is a global movement to give opportunities for people to demonstrate their concerns for the future of our planet. Below is more information on […]