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Vermont Clean Cities Coalition News

Funding Opportunities

Burlington Electric EV Financing Program Burlington Electric Department has partnered with local credit unions to make EVs more affordable for the Burlington Community. The credit unions – Green Mountain Credit Union, Vermont Federal Credit Union, and VSECU – are offering low- and, under certain circumstances, no-interest loans and allowing Burlington Electric customers to […]

Study: Wind and Solar CAN Power Most of the USA

Image: Solar and Wind Park. Pixabay.com

Solar only works when the sun is shining, and wind only works when the wind is blowing so, as Donald Trump has reasoned in the past (http://bit.ly/d-trump-reasoned), they couldn’t possibly handle all of our energy demand, right? WRONG! In a recently published paper by Dr. Ken Caldeira in […]

Webinar – NH Legislative Energy Policy Update

Curious about current NH energy bills? We’ve got answers! Please join us at Noon on Friday, March 30th and we will bring you up to speed on all of the energy-related bills currently making their way through our state Legislature. Register at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7652132926600879106

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Two Big National Wins for Reducing Fossil Fuel Use

For Geothermal and Building Efficiencies!

Geothermal Heat Pump Tax Credits and 179D Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency Tax Deduction Approved by Congress

On February 9, 2018, the U.S. geothermal heat pump (GHP) industry scored a victory for its workforce as federal legislation was passed to extend federal tax credits for residential and commercial installations of GHPs. […]

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 […]

Rebellion!

By George Harvey

Donald Trump would abdicate America’s climate leadership.

But states, towns, cities, schools, businesses, and ordinary people are stepping up to make America great again.

And that just may be the year’s biggest story.

By withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, Donald Trump left America’s seat at the table […]

Natural Gas Power Plants Emit up to 120 Times More Methane Than Previously Estimated

By Steve Horn • Monday, March 20, 2017 – 17:45

Researchers at Purdue University and the Environmental Defense Fund have concluded in a recent study that natural gas power plants release 21–120 times more methane than earlier estimates.

Published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, the study also found that for oil refineries, emission […]

Publicly Supported Solar Loan Programs:

A Guide for States and Municipalities

photo: © Dennis Schroeder/NREL

On January 3, 2017, Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) announced a new guidebook which was written by Travis Lowder from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for CESA’s Sustainable Solar Education Project.

States’ policies and programs are now clearly the main driving force […]

Solar in Your Community Challenge

DOE Offers Challenge, Opportunity to Advance Community Solar

The Department of Energy has launched a contest to promote innovative, replicable community solar projects. The “Solar in Your Community Challenge” is a great opportunity to get creative; it also offers $5 million in cash prizes and technical assistance. Put your vision for a clean energy future […]

Increasing Access to Clean Energy for all Granite Staters

By D. Maurice (Don) Kreis

What does 2017 portend with respect to energy in New Hampshire, in light of emerging political and policy realities? From my perspective as the state’s consumer advocate, tasked with representing the interests of residential utility customers, I see 2017 as the year of energy efficiency.

Dr. Holmes Hummel (left) […]