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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Help safeguard Vermont’s forestlands and outdoor recreation economy

In June, Governor Scott launched the Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative (VOREC) to engage stakeholders in a public conversation about recreation, the Vermont economy, and stewardship of our natural resources.

Over the next two months, VOREC is hosting seven public forums to gather input from the public – you! – about how to leverage and […]

Renewable Energy Siting Bill Fixed and Passed

Yesterday, the Vermont Legislature successfully fixed and passed legislation to correct unintended errors in the energy siting bill, S.230. Lawmakers addressed and replaced concerns over wind energy sound standards and added the required funding for local and regional participation in energy siting decisions.

VNRC applauds the Legislature, and the leadership of Senators Chris Bray […]

Vermont rally for safe roads

Dear Members, Activist and Friends,

Tomorrow you can join the call to make our roads and streets safe places for everyone to walk, run and ride. Together with the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance, AAA, Ride Safe Vermont, and many others, Local Motion is organizing Vermont’s first-ever statewide rally for safe roads tomorrow evening, Friday, September […]

Senate Raid on Weatherization-Vote Tomorrow!

Greetings,

You’ve likely heard that the Vermont Senate is scrambling to fill the budget shortfall. We just learned that there are plans to raid funding for weatherization to help fill that gap.

A vote on these cuts is expected on the Senate floor TOMORROW – May 1.

It’s a tight economic climate and finding fixes […]

VNRC and Vermont Land Trust Go Solar

Buying Green Juice From Local Solar Array

VNRC and the Vermont Land Trust, with offices across the street from each other but with no space to put up their own panels, recently teamed up with Green Mountain Power to buy solar energy from a nearby array, lowering both organizations’ energy bills and greening their electric […]

Be Part of the Button Up Video Contest

(BARRE, VT) Be part of the Button Up Video Contest! Capstone Community Action is looking for very short videos that inspire viewers to take action to lower their heating costs and do something positive for the planet. The competition runs September 2 to October 19, there is no entry fee, and […]

Vermont’s Total Energy Study:

A Roadmap to a Clean Energy Future

By Johanna Miller

Vermont has established clean energy and climate goals that anticipate the inevitable shift away from fossil fuels and the imperative to confront climate change, including a 20-year Comprehensive Energy Plan that set a goal of meeting 90 percent of Vermont’s energy needs by […]

From the Vermont Natural Resources Council

Dear Members, Activists and Friends,

Lawmakers rolled into Montpelier today to kick off the second half of the 2013-2014 legislative biennium.

This year, VNRC is urging legislators wrap up two pro-environment measures left over from last year, as well as pass some additional, but relatively targeted, changes to land use and clean energy […]

VNRC on Vermont Yankee Closing

Dear Members, Activists and Friends,

Today was a big news day. Entergy announced it will close and decommission the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant in Vernon in 2014. This is excellent news for Vermonters and for our energy future. Hopefully, this marks the conclusion of a long effort by VNRC and many other […]