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Farm & Food Economy Report to VT Legislature

Workforce development critical to sustain local food economy

2017 Farm to Plate Annual Report shows successful implementation of Vermont’s food system plan has created need for more farm and food workers to meet food business expansion goals due to increased consumer demand

Montpelier, Vt. – Representatives of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network […]

Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC Acquires a 10.0 Megawatt Wind Farm in Vermont

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC announced today that on December 21, 2017, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, it purchased Georgia Mountain Community Wind LLC (“GMCW”) located in Chittenden and Franklin Counties, Vermont for approximately $25,100,000. GMCW was the first commercial-scale wind project in these counties. This four-turbine, 10 MW project, which was originally developed […]

Energy Financing Available Through VEDA

The Town of Stowe and Village of Hyde Park’s 1.4MW solar farm is expected to produce approximately 1,568,000kWh of electricity per year. Photo: Encore Renewable Energy.

By N.R. Mallery

The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) is Vermont’s statewide economic development finance lender. Created by the General Assembly in 1974, VEDA’s mission is “to contribute […]

Montpelier is Finalist in National Competition

Georgetown University Energy Prize recognizes top-performing communities for increasing energy efficiency, reducing municipal and household energy budgets

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Montpelier, Vermont, is among 10 cities and counties that have advanced to the final round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP), a national competition to rethink […]

Removing barriers to expanding renewable-energy generation in Vermont

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By Rick Wackernagel and Laura Mistretta

To avoid the worst effects of global warming, we need to transform our energy system, replacing fossil fuels used in producing electricity, heating and transportation with renewable energy. In 2011, Vermont made getting […]

The Cost of Denial

When it happens in the Statehouse, we all suffer.

By George Harvey

Denial is a matter of asserting that something is different from what it actually is. It might be that most of us do it from time to time. Many people say, “I’m okay,” as they shed a tear that says clearly […]

Last chance to register for 10th annual VECAN conference!

Don’t miss the best Vermont Energy & Climate Action Conference yet – this year, the 10th annual conference will be held at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT on Dec. 2nd. It’s your last chance to reserve your spot! With the EPA asleep at the wheel and a federal administration staffed by climate skeptics, […]

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 […]