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November 11, 2017 Vermont Passive House Tours

On Saturday, November 11th, Vermont Passive House homeowners (and Passive House Designers/Builders) open their homes and current projects to the public for viewing and presentations. By visiting a Passive House home, office, or even construction site, you can experience the benefits of Passive House first hand!

The Passive House building code assures a healthy, […]

Save the Date for the 350Vermont 5th Annual Convergence

Join us at Goddard College to reflect on the past, heal our hearts, launch new campaigns, and unite to build our power through statewide connection!

Workshops – 2:00 – 5:00 pm We are offering two, three hour workshops for registrants; 1) Deepening our Nonviolent Resistance, a special training by Linda Capato and Sam Corbin. 2) […]

Event: Coalition to Release 5-Year Plan to Bolster Local, Renewable Wood Heating

On Thursday, November 2nd, a coalition of non-profits, local businesses, and state agencies facilitated by Renewable Energy Vermont will unveil a plan of policy, workforce development, and outreach recommendations to help lower energy costs, boost Vermont’s economy, sustain forestlands, and reduce net carbon emissions.

The plan was prepared as part of the Vermont Statewide […]

CSWD to close Hinesburg Drop-Off Center during town’s construction project

Hinesburg, VT — The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) has decided to close the Hinesburg Drop-Off Center at 907 Beecher Hill Rd. until construction of the Town of Hinesburg’s new highway garage is complete. The final day of operation at the Hinesburg Drop-Off Center will be Saturday, December 2nd. “We value the strong partnership we […]

Vermont Climate Change Research: Transportation, Trout, and Regionalism in Sustainability

By Kirsti Blow, Center for Research on Vermont

As Vermonters begin to welcome fall, the state’s environment goes through its many visible changes – and as the legislative session looms, policy concerns are coloring the public discourse.

The prevalence of “fuel poverty” is a hotbed issue likely to be contested, especially following Efficiency Vermont’s recent […]

The Montshire Museum of Science’s Path to Minimize Its Carbon Footprint

From an energy audit to a new wood pellet boiler heating system and more to come.

The interior of the Montshire Museum of Science. Courtesy photo.

By Chris Gillespie

This winter will be the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, VT’s first being heated by a new wood pellet boiler system.

As stated on […]

The Elizabeth Mine Cleaned Up for Solar

Another Awesome Superfund Project in Vermont

View of tailing and waste rock capped storage and barren ground next to the north cut. Photo credit: EdwardEMeyer, Wikimedia.org.

By George Harvey

In 1809, the Elizabeth Mine, a source of copper ore, opened in Orange County, Vermont. With the exception of a lapse of a […]

Vermont Climate Action Commission Collects Ideas

By Rick Wackernagel

Responding to federal inaction and a request from Vermont environmental organizations, Vermont Governor Phil Scott established a Climate Action Commission last July to accelerate progress toward Vermont’s greenhouse-gas emissions and renewable-energy goals. The Commission is finishing its first action – collecting its first round of ideas. Assessing its prospects, Commission […]

Burlington Awarded $480,000 for Electric Buses

A BYD electric bus. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

By Green Energy Times Staff

In September, Vermont’s congressional delegation announced that the United States Department of Transportation had awarded a grant of $480,000 to the Vermont Agency of Transportation to help buy two electric buses to be used by Green Mountain Transit in […]

New Vermont Electric Vehicle Incentives

Based on a press release from Burlington Electric Department

On October 3, Vermont utility representatives from Burlington Electric Department (BED), Green Mountain Power (GMP), Stowe Electric Department, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Washington Electric Cooperative, and Drive Electric Vermont, along with Governor Phil Scott and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, announced that new electric vehicle (EV) […]