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Vermont Legislative Update

The Climate Solutions Caucus. Image: VPIRG

Jessie Haas

The rap on the 2019 Vermont legislature is that they didn’t get much done—notably, for climate activists, any kind of carbon pricing scheme – or the “Global Warming Solutions Act,” which would require the state government to act on Vermont’s climate pollution goals. So when I […]

Movement on Decarbonization

Serious Step Forward Thwarted in Oregon

The Senate Republicans evidently thought it was a good idea to hide in Idaho. Photo: Sebastian Bergmann, Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA 2.0 Generic

J. D. Kaplan

“Send bachelors and come heavily armed,” says one Oregon state senator to taunt his governor, Kate Brown. She literally sent the police over […]

New Hampshire Business Solar Summit

to be Hosted in Derry June 5, 2019

Ten ground-mounted solar trackers at Derry’s transfer station will yield 155,000kWh per year. The system was installed May 2018. Photo by Granite State Solar

Craig Lazinsky

The Town of Derry New Hampshire’s NetZero Energy Task Force, along with Tupelo Music Hall, are co-sponsoring a New Hampshire […]

FREE Tesla Powerwalls for 100 GMP Low-income Families with Health Concerns

Green Mountain Power is offering Tesla Powerwall 2.0 batteries to 100 eligible customers, free of charge. A $150,000 grant from the Vermont Low Income Trust for Electricity (VLITE) will pay for the cutting-edge technology and installation in the homes of low income customers with significant need for backup power reliability due to health and […]

Get Out of Jail Free Card: Carbon Capture

 

By Dr. James Hansen

There is enough popular misinterpretation of recent news about the cost of carbon capture that I should comment on that.

David Keith has done some of the most credible work on direct air capture of CO2, so his recent paper1 in Joule reporting on the cost of carbon capture deserves […]

An Electric Lawnmower Brigade Invades Hanover on July 4th

Bring your electric lawn mowers for this year’s 4th of July parade in Hanover, NH. Courtesy image

Barbara Callaway

This Fourth of July a group in Hanover, NH will be celebrating electric lawn care as a way to reduce our carbon footprint. Who knew that a gas-powered mower, using 1.75 gallons per hour, running […]

100% Renewable Energy Worldwide Isn’t Just Possible – It’s Also More Cost-Effective

By Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch

Reposted from EcoWatch media associate AlterNet

Transitioning the world to 100% renewable electricity isn’t just some environmentalist pipe dream—it’s “feasible at every hour throughout the year” and is more cost-effective than the current system, which largely relies on fossil fuels and nuclear energy, a new study claims.

The research, compiled by […]

Put a Price on Pollution:

What Is the ESSEX Plan?

By Michael Shank

Economists love it. Republicans love it. Democrats love it. Big multinational corporations love it. Even activists love it. What could possibly garner that much affection? A pragmatic piece of policy that puts a cost on carbon and a price on pollution. It’s clean and simple. And in […]

The Carbon Taxes We Already Pay

“Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin, 1789. Portrait painted in 1767 by David Martin (1737-1797)

They have no benefit, but their price is high.

By George Harvey

New Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Plan

States in the RGGI

By George Harvey

The Regional Green Gas Initiative (RGGI) is a market-based program to reduce greenhouse gases in nine states in the Northeast. The states involved are all those in New England, plus New York, Delaware, and Maryland.

The way the RGGI has functioned is to issue […]