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October 7 Green Energy News

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“Utility-Scale Solar Project Powers Up In West Maui” • Maui’s second utility-scale solar project, Ku’ia Solar in West Maui, is online and supplying power to Maui Electric Co, the utility said. The project can supply up to 2.87 MW of power. MECO is paying 11.06¢/kWh for its energy, compared to 17¢/kWh for energy […]

Scholarships available for Green School Energy Challenge

Ready to take action on climate and energy with your class? Sign up for Green School Energy Challenge

Vermont Energy Education Program (VEEP) moved the kick-off date for Green School Energy Challenge 2018/19 to October 25, so there’s still time for you to join this year’s cohort and lead your class in saving energy and […]

No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge

Dirty fossil fuel money is corrupting our political system and blocking bold action on climate change. Now more than ever, Vermonters need elected officials who are willing to be bold leaders and take meaningful action towards reducing our dependence on dirty energy and fossil fuels.

That’s why in 2018, VPIRG is working with national […]

Is Fracked Gas Really Banned in New York? – Opinion Piece

As a founding member of Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline, I am greatly concerned about Governor Cuomo’s proposal for a new fracked gas power plant to be built in the Sheridan Hollow neighborhood of Albany.

Although the governor banned fracking in New York State due to the health hazards of fracked gas, he continues to […]

Don’t let Eversource punish people who choose solar!

Don’t let Eversource punish people who install solar panels on their home with confusing new charges. Urge your legislators to stand strong for Massachusetts’ clean energy leadership.

Utilities hate competition. And they have no qualms about trying to […]

April 28 Green Energy News

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“Earth to Pruitt: Americans Say Keep Clean Power Plan – Again” • One thing echoing through the halls of Capitol Hill is that Scott Pruitt is far out of touch with both the public he is supposed to protect and the mission of the EPA. That is clear in his remorseless defense of […]

Jobs at Better Future Project

Starting this summer, the Better Future Project will be expanding work nationally and helping to coordinate the national student fossil fuel divestment movement!

If you or someone you know would be a good fit to join the growing team as a Campus Organizer, Better Future Projects is now hiring! Click here to see job […]

Save the Date: April 10 Day of Action

On April 10, we’re rising up — and we need you with us.

With just seven months until the election in November, we need your help to register the next generation of voters. That’s why our organizers are planning over 200 events in key states across the country for our #YouthVote Day of Action.

To […]

Deadline Nears for Weatherize Upper Valley

The deadline is March 31 for residents in 11 Vermont and New Hampshire towns to sign up to participate in Weatherize Upper Valley. The Vital Communities program encourages homeowners to invest in energy efficiency projects by offering free or discounted home energy assessments and chances to win cash prizes.

Residents in Orford, Piermont, Lyme, Lebanon, […]

Solar Installations Declined 50% in Vermont

Vermonters want us to do our part to combat climate change – but our current solar program has Vermont taking a big step in the wrong direction. In January 2017, the Public Utilities Commission changed the statewide solar program (net metering). Under the first year of the program the amount of solar permitted dropped […]