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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 […]

Non-Profits & Local Businesses Promote Incentives, Benefits of Local Wood Heat

Winter cold might be the furthest thing from Vermonter’s minds right now, however, now is the time to start thinking about how to heat next winter. Tuesday, June 26th, Renewable Energy Vermont, a non-profit trade association representing Vermont’s clean energy trades, will facilitate a press conference to outline the benefits of using wood heat, as […]

Energy Plan in Hartford

VW to Pay $6.5 Million to Consumers, State of Vermont in Settlement

Owners of Each Eligible Vehicle to Receive Up to $1,000

Attorney General T.J. Donovan has announced a $6.5 million settlement with Volkswagen and related entities Porsche and Audi. The settlement resolves alleged violations of Vermont’s consumer protection laws involving VW’s false advertising claims about so-called “Clean Diesel” cars and the diesel engine […]

What does the ESSEX Plan mean for you?

The prospect of Vermont’s clean energy future is powerful and exciting, but have you ever considered what it would look like specifically for you and your household?

Now’s the chance to find out just how you’d be impacted by an economy-strengthening climate action plan by signing up for a free ESSEX (Economy Strengthening Strategic […]

Join Renewable Energy Vermont and Senator Sanders Saturday!

Looking to reduce your footprint, or maybe just your utility bills? Either way, Senator Sanders invites you to join him, along with many REV members, THIS Saturday at Vermont Technical College to learn more. Entrance is on a first-come, first-serve basis, but RSVPs are strongly recommended. Click here to RSVP, or call Sen. Sanders’ […]

Two great events taking place in VT this weekend

There are two great events taking place in VT this weekend. Coming this Saturday, June 9th — the Energy Resource Fair and Town Meeting in Randolph hosted by Sen. Bernie Sanders, and SunCommon’s Sun CARnival, an event in South Burlington celebrating electric vehicles, giving you the chance to see EVs up close and get your […]

Join Bernie Sanders for a Vermont Energy Resource Fair

Heat pumps. Solar energy. Energy efficiency and weatherization. Electric vehicles. These are just some of the ways you can save money and move toward a clean energy future. Come learn more about these topics and much more at an Energy Resource Fair and Town Meeting on June 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at […]

Emerald Ash Borer: Slow the Spread! New Signs Warn Motorists, “Don’t Move Ash Firewood”

Motorists in the areas of Plainfield, Groton, Calais, Williamstown, Washington, and Barre may notice new flashing road signs reading “Don’t move ash firewood beyond this point.” The signs are part of an inter-agency partnership between the Agency of Transportation, the Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation (VTFPR) and the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets […]

We Have a Problem

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 […]