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Vital Communities Partners with Eight Towns for Third Round of Weatherize Upper Valley

Weatherize Orford-Piermont-Lyme Team at the kick-off event at the Rivendell School in January, 2018. Image: Molly Drummond.

January 8, 2019 – An annual program hosted by nonprofit Vital Communities is helping many homeowners keep out the cold this winter, with more than 200 homes weatherized since 2016. Eight more New Hampshire towns join […]

Upcoming Commercial Energy Efficiency Trainings

Reduce building operating expenses and solve energy problems with this 1-day “Energy Efficiency for Commercial Building Managers” intensive training sponsored by NHSaves. The same program will be in four locations around New Hampshire- in Keene on 2/1, Portsmouth 2/13, Manchester 3/1 and Plymouth 3/14. Topics range from LED lighting, cold climate heat pumps, air sealing, […]

Can Utilities Incorporate Energy Efficiency into Their Core Business?

With performance incentives, they can.

Grace Relf

As the energy utility business model changes, more states are offering utilities incentives to increase energy efficiency by making it as appealing as traditional investments. ACEEE explores performance incentives for utilities in twenty-nine states, focusing on nine innovative states in particular.

New Jersey is one example. […]

ACEEE partners with Bloomberg’s American Cities Climate Challenge

By Kate Tanabe, Research Assistant, Local Policy

Today, Michael R. Bloomberg announced Charlotte as the nineteenth winning city of Bloomberg’s American Cities Climate Challenge, of which ACEEE is an official partner.

“With Washington asleep at the wheel, cities like Charlotte are leading the way in the fight against climate change,” said Bloomberg, the UN […]

ACEEE Webinar: Role for Efficiency in State and Provincial Programs to Price Carbon

Role for Efficiency in State and Provincial Programs to Price Carbon

Date: January 3, 2019 Time: 12:00-1:00 pm ET

Across North America, efforts to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions are growing, creating a market-based incentive to reduce emissions and energy use. Currently 14 US states and Canadian provinces plus one US city have […]

Is your holiday energy use naughty or nice?

By Kate Doughty, Communications and Marketing Assistant

This year, give the gift of energy efficiency. Whether you’re visiting family, decorating the brightest house on the block, or staying in with festive movies and treats, here are some ways to save energy during the holiday season.

Decorations

Don’t worry, we won’t tell you to nix […]

At the VECAN Conference: an Afternoon Workshop

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! […]

At the VECAN Conference: a Morning Workshop

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 […]

At the VECAN Conference: a Morning Workshop

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 […]

At the VECAN Conference: an Afternoon Workshop

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 […]