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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

It’s Time for SolarFest!

Join Bernie Sanders — Support SolarFest We just received a letter from Sen. Bernie Sanders, where he wrote: “I want to congratulate you for coming together to help build a clean energy future… SolarFest is critically important for another reason, too…Change comes when people come together and speak out on the issues they care […]

No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge

Dirty fossil fuel money is corrupting our political system and blocking bold action on climate change. Now more than ever, Vermonters need elected officials who are willing to be bold leaders and take meaningful action towards reducing our dependence on dirty energy and fossil fuels.

That’s why in 2018, VPIRG is working with national […]

Mascoma Valley Energy and Sustainability Expo

Announcing SolarFest Workshops & Speakers

Saturday, Aug. 18th & Sunday, Aug. 19th, Stratton Mountain, Vermont Now’s the time to get excited: Go to www.SolarFest.org and check out the rich workshops across six timely tracks Examine the lists of speakers and sponsors and their wealth of knowledge & experience Listen to the high-energy sounds of the Balkun Brothers and Gang […]

Making it Real: A Forum on Energy and Climate – Vermont Event

While the governors of northeastern states meet with the premiers of the eastern Canadian provinces in a conference sponsored by big energy corporations in Stowe, community activists and experts will discuss the perils fracked gas pipelines, mega-dams and their associated long-distance transmission lines, nuclear power, biofuels, tar sands and other false climate solutions, and propose […]

Fire at CSWD Facility Highlights Danger of “Wishful Recycling”

Williston, VT — At about 5pm on Tuesday, July 31st, a small fire was reported at the Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Williston, the District’s sorting facility for large loads of “blue bin” recyclables.

The incident occurred after the facility had already shut down for the day. Local fire departments […]

Josh Fox LIVE at SolarFest: Presents The Truth Has Changed

As part of SolarFest, Emmy winner and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Josh Fox (Gasland) will perform “The Truth Has Changed” live at Stratton Mountain on Saturday August 18th.

“The Truth Has Changed” offers both a warning and a way forward for our besieged democracy. The water has changed. The climate has changed. The rules have changed. There’s […]

2018 VT Clean Energy Industries Report

The Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) commissioned Vermont Clean Energy Industries Report for 2018 is now available. The report (the 5th CEDF has issued) details the number of workers in the different clean energy sectors of Vermont’s overall clean energy economy. You can download a copy on CEDF’s ‘Reports’ web page: http://publicservice.vermont.gov/renewable_energy/cedf/reports and here is […]

Josh Fox Live at Solar Fest

Senate Passes Sanders Amendment to Fund Williston Solar Regional Testing Center

WASHINGTON, June 25 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced that the “minibus” appropriations bill that passed the Senate Monday by a 86-5 vote includes a Sanders-authored amendment to provide $4 million in federal funding to continue operations of the Vermont Regional Test Center (RTC) dedicated to researching solar technologies. The Vermont RTC, located on […]