by Carl Pope
The fiery street protests challenging French President Emmanuel Macron over his proposed higher taxes on gasoline and the young climate activists of the Sunrise Movement who sat in at prospective House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office might seem like antagonists – one resisting, the other seeking, faster and more ambitious movement away from […]
Transportation Efficiency & Electrification New Tools, Programs and Funds
Kia Niro EV
This workshop will be presented by Dave Roberts of Drive Electric Vermont and Ross MacDonald of Go! Vermont.
There is much buzz about leveraging the state’s VW settlement funds to expand electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and buses. Paired together with Go! […]
Municipal Solar: Opportunities and Challenges
SunGen Sharon Solar Farm in Sharon (Wikimedia Commons)
This workshop will be presented by Olivia Campbell Andersen of Renewable Energy Vermont, Chad Farrell of Encore Renewable Energy, and Geoff Urbanik of the Town of Colchester.
Municipal solar energy is an important cost- and carbon-saving option for many municipalities. This […]
Land Use, Transportation, and Housing for Low Carbon Communities
Solar-Power-at-Scott-Farm-in-Dummerston, Vermont. Wikimedia Commons.
This workshop will be given by Kate McCarthy of the Vermont Natural Resources Council, Deb Sachs of EcoStrategies, and Eileen Peltier of Downstreet Housing
Smart growth approaches to land use are a cornerstone to decarbonizing our communities. At the center of […]
Communicating Beyond the Choir: Persuading Policy Makers and More People to Act
People’s Climate March 2014 (Wikimedia Commons)
This workshop will be presented by Michael Shank, Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance / Urban Sustainability Directors Network.
Want to learn to make the choir sing but also dramatically expand the chorus on climate action? Want tested […]
VECAN’s 11th Annual Community Energy & Climate Action Conference is coming this Saturday.
Join local energy leaders, business innovators, policymakers and others for a day of learning and problem-solving about how we can #ActOnClimateVT for a greener, cleaner future. This year’s theme is Mobilizing Leadership to Make Bold Progress.
WHEN: Sat, Dec. 1st, 9:00am […]
Harnessing the Power of Digital Tools to Advance Climate and Energy Goals
Pollution (When this image was new, a Google search I did on it guessed it was Donald Trump. – GHH)
Presented by Bob Farnham, Bob the Green Guy; Rob Fish, Energy Action Network; and Ian Hitchcock, Vermont Natural Resources Council
At this […]
Beneficial Electrification: A Key Decarbonization Strategy
There will be seven afternoon workshops. This one will be presented by Jeff Monder, Green Mountain Power; Anne Margolis, Vermont Public Service Department; and Jock Gill, Peacham Energy Committee, and low-carbon lifestyle homeowner
Georgia Mountain wind farm (georgiamountain.com)
Beneficial electrification (or strategic electrification) is a term for replacing […]
The 2019 Legislative Look Forward
Vermont State House (Wikipedia)
A work session on legislative activity will be presented by Senator Becca Balint, Senator Christopher Bray, and Lauren Hierl of the Vermont Conservation Voters.
Now, more than ever, strong state policy is required to do our part to mitigate against a warming world and ensure […]
Michael Shank, the afternoon keynote speaker will present From Apathy to Action: Motivating the Masses on Climate
Michael Shank, Ph.D., is the Communications Director for the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance, a group of international cities committed to achieving aggressive long-term carbon reduction goals, and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, a peerto-peer network of local government […]