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Climate Action in Vermont: discussions, meetings and webinars: Sept 19-21, 2021

With the superstorms, mass flooding, and wildfires of the last couple of months, it should be hard to find someone who is still a climate change denier; nevertheless, there still is hesitancy from some Vermont government leaders to adequately address climate change. At this moment, Vermont’s Climate Council is in the process of developing […]

Vermont’s Climate Change Plan Meeting/Thetford, VT: 9/11/21

350.orgVT and the VT Renews Coalition will host a meeting on Saturday, September 11 from 10am-noon at the Outdoor Classroom at Thetford Academy.

This fall, the State of Vermont is developing the plan for how we address the climate crisis and what our energy future will look like. This may be our best opportunity to […]

Rebate Programs in VT Continue Savings on EVs, Electric Motorcycles, Heat Pumps, and More Through 2021

Green Mountain Power (GMP) announced it is extending its popular rebates on electric vehicles (EVs), electric motorcycles, heat pumps, geothermal heating systems, and electric yard care equipment through Dec. 31, 2021. The rebates, which were set to expire at the end of August, have already enabled more than 3,000 customers to save money this year […]

Renewable Energy Vermont Welcomes Peter Sterling as Interim Executive Director

Peter Sterling joined Renewable Energy Vermont as Interim Executive Director this week. Over his career, Peter has established himself as an effective advocate on a range of issues including access to affordable health care, protection of our natural resources, and promoting economic justice.“There has never been a more urgent moment in the fight against […]

Project Powershift – EV Chargers Available

Where? Washington Electric Co-op, WEC Area

WEC’s Project Powershift initiative to include electric vehicle chargers enabled to charge your car when energy costs are lowest and powered by the cleanest sources. Members with electric cars can receive a new level 2 EV charger for their home.

What is Project PowerShift? When peak electricity demand is […]

Montpelier’s MyRide: Your ride to a more livable community

How can on-demand transit make room for new housing and community-centered development in town? New at the VNRC blog People, Places, and Transportation, we explore an innovative microtransit system taking root in Montpelier, and the land use implications for the Capital City. Read all about it here.

MyRide, operated by Green Mountain Transit, is […]

The Largest Anaerobic Digester in the Northeast

A Vermont dairy farm, a Vermont utility, a Vermont college, and national energy innovators working together for the environment.

The largest anaerobic digester in the Northeast began full-scale production of renewable natural gas (RNG) this month at the Goodrich Farm in Salisbury, VT. (Glenn Russell/VTDigger)

George Harvey

The largest anaerobic digester in […]

Woodstock, Vt’s Net-Zero Ice Arena is Up and Running!

Eastside solar panels consisting of 644 430-watt modules that cover the entire roof. (Images: EJay Bishop, Woodstock Union Arena Community Center)

Barbara Whitchurch

The Union Arena Community Center (www.Unionarena.org) in Woodstock, VT might be the first ice arena renovation in North America to reach net zero. The arena is the culmination […]

Confessions of an Electric Car Driver in Vermont

Larry Plesent and his Chevy Bolt. (Courtesy photo)

Larry Plesent

It’s been 18 months since I drove my all electric 2020 Chevy Bolt off the lot two icy January’s ago. Here at last, a “seasoned” electric car driver punctures the myths and reveals the downsides of affordable electric commuting cars.

GMP Begins Electrifying Field Operations Fleet with First All-Electric Bucket Truck

VW Settlement Grant Through State of Vermont Covers Most of the Cost, Major Step Toward Going Fossil-Fuel Free for Field Operations Fleet

Green Mountain Power (GMP) will replace two heavy-duty fossil-fuel field operations trucks with two all-electric trucks manufactured by Lion Electric in 2022 – a fully outfitted bucket truck for line crews […]