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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere


Montpelier, VT – Gov. Peter Shumlin and Public Service Department Commissioner Christopher Recchia announced today the receipt of $5.3 million from Entergy Vermont Yankee (VY) for the development of clean energy, and confirmation that Entergy has deposited $10 million as its first payment into the Vermont Yankee Site Restoration Fund. Both payments […]

An energy-efficient future for the Granite State

Christine Donovan – VEIC

A statewide energy efficiency policy study was recently performed by Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC).

In February, 2014, on New Hampshire Public Radio’s program, “The Exchange, ” Meredith Hatfield, Director of the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning and top energy advisor to Governor Maggie Hassan, explained the economic and […]

Vermont’s Swift Passage of Net-Metering Expansion

what it means for you

By Gabrielle Stebbins, Executive Director of Renewable Energy Vermont

On April 1st, Governor Shumlin signed into law House Bill 702, an act related to net-metering. Net-metering is the program that allows any and every Vermonter to have the opportunity to generate their own electricity – be it solar electricity on […]

Congress Should Put a Price on Carbon Pollution

By Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)

More than 700 companies that drive the U.S. economy – including Microsoft, Owens Corning, General Motors, the Portland Trail Blazers and candymaker Mars – have signed a declaration calling for national action on climate change. This is a remarkable shift in how some of the […]

Carbon Tax

Why it is necessary, and why it is fair

By George Harvey

The US EPA has estimated the social cost of letting carbon dioxide escape into the atmosphere at $12 to $116 per ton. Since this can be hard to understand, it may need an explanation.

The social costs of carbon emissions are all around […]