On May 5, the Vermont Senate passed legislation to protect biodiversity and improve climate resilience (H.606). The bill passed on a unanimous voice vote. The bill now heads to the Governor for his signature. This policy was a recommendation of the state’s Climate Action Plan, adopted in December 2021. This bill is a top […]
H.466, a new bill that will help Vermont protect its surface waters, passed second reading in the Vermont Senate today. Its recent passage in both the Vermont House and the Senate represents a significant step toward thoughtful climate-resilient protections for our rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds, while ensuring equitable access for surface water users in […]
The impacts of toxic pollution are real, and somebody always pays the price. Today, the Vermont governor signed a crucial bill (S.113) holding corporate polluters responsible for ongoing harm to Vermonters caused by toxic chemical exposure. The bill also authorizes the State to sue manufacturers of dangerous chemicals that harm Vermont’s natural resources and […]
Ready to kick the gas habit? Considering buying an EV or eBike, but not sure if it will serve your needs?
If you are likely to replace a car in the next year or two, now is the time to research electric vehicles, whether cars or bikes.
In Vermont, emissions from transportation are almost 1/2 […]
The 2022 Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) conference, Our Clean Energy Future in a Changing World: Resilient, Inclusive, Secure will take place October 27 & 28 in South Burlington, Vermont. The largest comprehensive renewable energy event in New England, REV’s annual conference and expo convenes business, policy, and finance experts from across the region. This […]
Come to the Carpenter-Carse Library in Hinesburg, VT on Friday, April 22 starting at 11:30am to celebrate Earth Day. The library will be unveiling new green initiatives, including a ribbon cutting for their solar panels and a new bicycle repair station.
Family Fun at the Library: Other activities at the library […]
Rebates Through 2022 Green Mountain Power (GMP)is extending its popular rebate programs through all of 2022 to help more customers save money while reducing carbon emissions.
In 2021, GMP customers saved with more than 7,000 rebates when they made the choice to switch away from fossil fuel at home and on the road – for […]
Since wind and solar output tend to peak at night and day respectively, they are highly complementary clean energy resources. (Photo: alcse.org)
Vermont’s electric sector is estimated to contribute only 2% of our climate-change-causing greenhouse gas emissions- seemingly insignificant compared to the whopping 74% of emissions coming from our […]
Electric motor, 1837, patent model by Thomas Davenport. Exhibit in National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C. (Wikimedia/Daderot)
In February 1837, Thomas Davenport of Brandon, Vermont was awarded the world’s first patent for an electric motor. The time has come for us to celebrate his achievement as a landmark […]
Green Lantern Solar installed the 500-kilowatt ground-mount solar array for Chroma Technology. It is projected to produce enough energy to offset one-third of Chroma’s annual energy expenses. (Image: Green Lantern Solar)
Chroma Technology was founded in 1991 as an employee-owned company to manufacture optical filters for a variety of […]