September 15, 2020
Attorney General Donovan’s Statement on the Governor’s Veto of the Global Warming Solutions Act:
“Climate change is real, and it is already affecting our state. The Global Warming Solutions Act, recently passed by the Vermont Legislature, tells government: When it comes to climate change, do your job. I testified in favor of […]
Fantastic news! Yesterday, the Vermont House passed the Vermont Global Warming Solutions Act (H.688) with 102 representatives taking a stand for real climate action in Vermont. The 102-45 vote margin means we expect there will be enough votes to override Governor Scott’s decision – if he chooses to veto this pollution-reducing, job-creating bill.
Brent Suter, pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, recently endorsed the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act which is working its way through the U.S. House of Representatives. Fellow endorsers include many names that will be familiar to New England readers, including former Vermont governor Howard Dean and biathlete Susan […]
From Same Sun of Vermont, Inc.:
Net metering will be under review by the Public Utility Commission (PUC). The Governor’s current proposal would drop the solar incentive by 50% this year and eliminate it completely next year. The solar adder incentive is currently at 2 cents per kilowatt-hour produced. Dropping this to 1 […]
Recommends New Federal Policy, Support for Low- and Moderate-Income Communities, and New Finance Tools
Montpelier, VT – Clean Energy Group (CEG), a national nonprofit organization that has worked on multiple battery storage issues over the last several years, has proposed a comprehensive series of new policy actions the federal government could take to accelerate […]
Climate Justice Coalition Urges State Reps to Close Loophole for Polluting Power Plants in MA Climate Bill
(Springfield) A diverse coalition of community, social, civic, and public health organizations sent a strongly-worded letterto Springfield state representatives urging them to close a loophole in the House climate package that would pave the way for a controversial […]
Rally Kicks off 30 Days till Primary and Celebrates Demise of Lebanon-Hanover Liberty Utilities Pipeline
West Lebanon, N.H. — New Hampshire Gubernatorial candidate and Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky (D) launches a GOTV Courage to Lead rally TOMORROW in West Lebanon as August 8 represents one month till the September 8 primary. He will […]
Volinsky to Hold Anti-Granite Bridge Press Conference at 11am Today
Rally and Press Conference Denouncing the Granite Bridge Project, Following the Collapse of Several Other Fossil Fuel Pipeline Projects Across U.S.
Concord, N.H. — New Hampshire Gubernatorial candidate and Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky (D) will be joined by 350NH, Sunrise Movement chapters […]
Jim Bridenstine being sworn in at NASA. Photo: Bill Ingalls, NASA.
By George Harvey
This was supposed to be a very simple article, providing people with a single link and some information on its usefulness. That link goes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Local Government Solar Project Portal (http://bit.ly/EPA-local-solar-portal), which is […]
By George Harvey
The status quo is widepread environmental destruction. We have all the solutions we need, but some people prefer the status quo. For now, they are getting their way.
Populations of black-footed kittiwakes have declined nearly 80% since the 1980s. (RSPB photo)
We have a problem. The bad news […]