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Vermont Legislative Update

Victories for Energy Siting, Weatherization Funding, and Carbon Pollution Tax Progress

The State House in Montpelier, Vermont. Photo courtesy of VNRC

By Johanna Miller

There were several important victories for clean energy and climate action in the Vermont Legislature this past session, including an energy-siting bill that was saved in the last minute […]

Vermont Lawmakers Tackle Siting, Weatherization, Carbon Pricing, Divestment

VT State House in Montpelier. Photo courtesy of VT Natural Resources Council

The latest scientific polling continues to show Vermonters’ strong support for meeting our energy needs through more clean, local, renewable energy resources. Each year, the Legislature has taken steps to respond to this interest – and planetary imperative – by crafting policies […]

NH Senate Finance Committee

Voted to Fully Restore the Renewable Energy Fund Statement of Kate Epsen

Executive Director, New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association and

NH CleanTech Council

On NH Senate Finance Vote Today to Fully Restore

NH’s Renewable Energy Fund

Today’s bipartisan 6-0 vote to restore the full balance of the dedicated […]

Important legislation in Vermont – Call your Senators

Greetings friends and local energy committee leaders,

As you likely know, there is a bill under consideration in the Legislature — H.40 aimed primarily at avoiding a likely 6 percent rate increase if Vermont fails to address our current regulatory (double) counting of RECs, which some New England state’s – Connecticut in particular – have […]

Vermont’s Legislative Landscape

for Clean Energy and Climate Action

The Vermont Legislature is exploring a couple of big energy bills that would redouble Vermont’s commitment to reducing fossil fuel consumption and help Vermonters transition to renewable resources.

One bill primarily targets the electric sector. There is also an effort afoot to tackle the state’s […]

The 2014 Legislative Landscape on Energy Issues

The Vermont State House, photo by John Phelan

By Johanna Miller

The 2014 legislative session is right around the corner and lawmakers are likely to consider several important energy issues, including funding weatherization and heating efficiency programs for low-income residents, fixing the state’s successful, but currently threatened, net metering program and assuring the continued […]