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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

From the Vermont Natural Resources Council

Fantastic news! Yesterday, the Vermont House passed the Vermont Global Warming Solutions Act (H.688) with 102 representatives taking a stand for real climate action in Vermont. The 102-45 vote margin means we expect there will be enough votes to override Governor Scott’s decision – if he chooses to veto this pollution-reducing, job-creating bill.

This […]

‘Building Communities’ Grants Available through Vermont BGS Department 

The FY21 Building Communities Grants through the Vermont Department of Building and General Services (BGS) is now available for applications. The Building Communities Grant Program consists of the Recreational Facilities Grant Program, the Regional Economic Development Grant Program, and the Human Services and Educational Facilities Grant Programs. These grants are intended for construction and capital […]

Vermont Solar Expands State’s Pollinator Habitat

From Renewable Energy Vermont:

Montpelier, VT – This summer marked a major milestone for Vermont solar’s collaborative efforts to restore pollinator habitat in our state. In July, Middlebury-based REV Member, Bee the Change teamed up with REV Member Green Lantern Solar to install its twentieth pollinator-friendly solar field on a 4.5 acre site in New […]

Keep Solar in Vermont Strong

From Same Sun of Vermont, Inc.:

Net metering will be under review by the Public Utility Commission (PUC). The Governor’s current proposal would drop the solar incentive by 50% this year and eliminate it completely next year. The solar adder incentive is currently at 2 cents per kilowatt-hour produced. Dropping this to 1 […]

VT EV Stories and Drive Electric Week Virtual Community Conversation

As part of National Drive Electric Week (September 26 – October 4), the Vermont Sierra Club is holding a contest for members to capture 2-minute video stories on why they drive an Electric Vehicle. During last year’s National Drive Electric Week event, we heard from numerous community members that stories like this inspired them to […]

Ebike Love

Ebike Love

More people are finding their way back to biking thanks to the Upper Valley eBike Library project. Ebikes profoundly expand the range, carrying capacity (children and cargo), hill-climbing ease, and comfort of biking. Dave Cohen, director of VBike, says at least 15 people who tried one of the electric […]

Help for Fixing Up Rental Unit

Could you use some cash to rehab a rental unit and help grow the local housing supply? The State of Vermont is funding apartment repairs for up to $30,000 per unit! The funds are part of the COVID relief package and will be available only to the end of the year. You can learn more […]

From the Vermont Natural Resources Council

Contact your lawmakers today to urge them to support the Global Warming Solutions Act!

Earlier this week, lawmakers reconvened for the final days of the 2020 legislative session, with a primary focus on finalizing a FY 2021 budget. That said, a few key policy priorities remain in play, including the important, job-creating, pollution-reducing, Global Warming […]

VT Environmental Advocates Call for Implementation of Clean Water Rule

The new film, Dark Waters, really brings the need for clean water throughout VT and every state! We encourage all to watch it.

Environmental Advocates Call for Implementation of Critical Clean Water Rule

Will achieve Vermont’s water quality obligations and protect state’s tourist economy

The Conservation Law Foundation, the Connecticut […]

What happens when the State of Vermont EV Incentives run out?

What happens when the State of Vermont EV Incentives run out? Vermonters are taking advantage of the State’s incentive program, but funding is likely to run out soon. Due to anticipated State budget challenges the legislature has not appropriated additional dollars for the program, so get up to $4,000 toward your EV purchase while […]