What Is the ESSEX Plan?
By Michael Shank
Economists love it. Republicans love it. Democrats love it. Big multinational corporations love it. Even activists love it. What could possibly garner that much affection? A pragmatic piece of policy that puts a cost on carbon and a price on pollution. It’s clean and simple. And in […]
900 Citizens Climate Lobby volunteers before visiting 502 Congressional offices on June 21, 2016. Photo: Citizens Climate Lobby.
By John Gage
The transition to clean energy is underway, but not fast enough to prevent life-changing consequences from greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon dioxide (CO2), the major contributor to climate change, sea level rise, and ocean […]
To See if the Town will Support Policies Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions to a Sustainable 3 Tons Per Person Per Year
Whereas carbon dioxide released from combustion of fossil fuels beyond sustainable levels maintained by soil, forests, and oceans, poses an existential threat to our Town and to all Towns;
Whereas we can […]
A Proposal for Sustainable Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Roy Morrison. This picture was taken in a tropical rainforest. Photo taken by his wife, Luanne Bakero
By Roy Morrison
The following is a grassroots campaign to support a sustainable global carbon dioxide emissions standard of three tons of carbon dioxide per person per […]
Business leaders say investing in efficiency and renewable energy is good for environment and keeps jobs and money local.
Montpelier, Vt. – More than 200 Vermont businesses have joined a growing coalition in support of using money from a carbon pollution tax to invest in renewable energy and efficiency jobs in the state, […]
Sanders Backs EPA Curbs on Power Plant Pollution
WASHINGTON, July 30 – At a news conference on Capitol Hill and in testimony at an Environmental Protection Agency public hearing, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today strongly endorsed an EPA proposal to limit carbon pollution from power plants to curb global warming.
“If we do not address […]
Introduced by Sen. Sanders, Rep. Ellison
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 – As House and Senate budget negotiators look for ways to lower deficits, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) today introduced legislation to eliminate tax loopholes and subsidies that support the oil, gas and coal industries.
The End Polluter Welfare Act of 2013 […]
Green Mountain Power has selected Positive Energy, a solar developer with offices in Poultney, Vt., and Granville, N.Y., to build the College of St. Joseph Solar Farm atop the Rutland college’s athletic center.
“Positive Energy provided a very competitive quote, using American-made materials, local labor and some creative thinking, and won the contract over a […]
President Obama announced a bold action plan to fight against climate change. Don’t let Big Oil and Dirty Coal block it. Send a message of support now >>
This is big. I mean, really big.
President Obama just threw down the gauntlet on climate change. Just minutes ago, I sat in the room […]