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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

House Climate Action Needed

To friends concerned about preserving a livable world,

In July, U.S. Senators received over 50,000 messages from Citizens’ Climate Lobby members and friends, all asking them to address climate change by putting a price on carbon. That was a big deal!

Those messages moved the Senate and they are talking about it. There’s no way […]

The Vermont Climate Council Needs To Hear From You!

It’s Time For All Of Us To Speak Out

To Demand An Accurate Accounting Of Our GHG Emissions

The Global Warming Solutions Act, passed last year, requires the Vermont Climate Council (VCC) to create a Climate Action Plan that will reduce Vermont’s greenhouse gas emissions to specific levels by three […]

Keeping to 1.5°C

The U.S. Administration’s Strategy for Dealing with Climate Change

President Joe Biden opening the virtual summit of world leaders. (U.S. State Department. www.bit.ly/Biden-virtual-summit)

George Harvey

In mid-May, the International Energy Agency released a report, “Net Zero by 2050,” that warned that we must stop building coal-burning power plants worldwide and stop oil and […]

A Future For The Planet

President Biden signing executive orders. White House photo, public domain.

George Harvey

On January 27, President Joe Biden may have changed the course of history when he signed a pair of executive orders and a memorandum at a White House briefing. We have posted a full transcript of his remarks at […]

Announcement of Webinar on January 14

Supporting Rural Communities with State Energy Efficiency Policy

Date and time: Thursday, January 14, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

State energy efficiency policies are a key tool for delivering energy savings to rural communities across the country. State regulators and policymakers are using a variety of […]

Press release from the Office of Vermont Attorney General

September 15, 2020

Attorney General Donovan’s Statement on the Governor’s Veto of the Global Warming Solutions Act:

“Climate change is real, and it is already affecting our state. The Global Warming Solutions Act, recently passed by the Vermont Legislature, tells government: When it comes to climate change, do your job. I testified in favor of […]

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 […]

Major League Baseball Players for the Planet

http://www.greenenergytimes.org/2020/09/04/taking-farming-to-net-zero/

Jessie Haas

Brent Suter, pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, recently endorsed the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act which is working its way through the U.S. House of Representatives. Fellow endorsers include many names that will be familiar to New England readers, including former Vermont governor Howard Dean and biathlete […]

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 […]

Clean Energy Group Proposes 20 Federal Strategies to Advance Battery Storage Markets

Recommends New Federal Policy, Support for Low- and Moderate-Income Communities, and New Finance Tools

Montpelier, VT – Clean Energy Group (CEG), a national nonprofit organization that has worked on multiple battery storage issues over the last several years, has proposed a comprehensive series of new policy actions the federal government could take to accelerate […]