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SEON, a New Networking Resource

By George Harvey

We have a new networking resource in southeastern Vermont and adjoining areas, the Sustainable Energy Outreach Network, or SEON. Modeled on successful initiatives in Europe and Canada, SEON is very different from the networking operations most people are familiar with.

SEON was formed through a collaborative effort of local energy-related businesses, and […]

REV request for Partner for Clean Energy Industry Report RFP

Dear REV Members:

I hope business is going well.

REV is seeking a partner(s) to an RFP entitled: Vermont Clean Energy Industry Report.

RFP information is available here:

The deliverables are to provide research and analysis into the Vermont clean energy industry compiled into three annual reports due in March 2014, March 2015 and […]

Climate Change is Bad for Business

REPORT: Small Business Impacts from Climate Change, Extreme Weather

The “Engine of U.S. Jobs” – Employing 60 Million Americans – Faces Major Challenges and Need for Increased Resilience; Report Examines Case Studies in Following Sectors: Retail, Tourism, Landscape Architecture, Agriculture, Roofing, and Small-Scale Manufacturing.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 25, 2013 – U.S. small businesses – […]

VTrans Bicycle and Pedestrian Program is soliciting applications for projects

The VTrans Bicycle and Pedestrian Program is soliciting applications for projects that will improve access and safety for bicyclists and/or pedestrians through the planning, design and construction of infrastructure projects. The Bike/Ped Program provides funding for either scoping (feasibility) studies or for the design and construction of projects. Applicants must attend a training session on […]

Sanders, Weinberger Highlight First Use of Innovative Energy Efficiency Program

BURLINGTON, Vt., March 29 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today recognized the first business to participate in an innovative financing program that helps pay for energy efficiency improvements.

Authorized by a Sanders provision in a 2011 appropriations bill, a $1 million grant to the Burlington Electric Department […]

Construction begins on GMP Energy Innovation Center

RUTLAND, Vt. – Work on Green Mountain Power’s Energy Innovation Center kicked off Thursday with an original “groundbreaking,” as local and company officials and guests signed a 2-by-12 that was immediately incorporated into the framing.

“Like this groundbreaking, this building will be unlike anything in Vermont, an engaging, inviting space that will […]

Wind is Supported by Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

Burlington, VT – Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility released the following statement Wednesday:

Vermont must take the challenge of growing our economy while maintaining a safe and affordable energy supply seriously. We must address the urgent issues of energy scarcity, peak oil and global warming with the innovative action we are known for. We must […]

Local Solar-Powered Bookstore Happily Shares with the Community

Warner, NH is a unique example of what community and local is all about. How many times have you seen a sign on the door of your local bookstore that reads: “Come On In. Close the Door. We are SOLAR Air Conditioned”? They not only welcome the community to come on in to get some […]

Energy Efficiency Financing Grant Announced by Sen. Sanders, Mayor Weinberger, Commissioner Miller

BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 1 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today announced a new $1 million grant to support energy efficiency in Burlington. The senator was joined at a news conference by Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger and Vermont Department of Public Service Commissioner Elizabeth Miller.

“This program may well become a national model […]

Call it the greening of Wall Street

Banks Look to Burnish Their Images by Backing Green Technology Firms

Repost from New York Times 06112012

In the wake of a $30 billion commitment to new environmental investments by Wells Fargo in April and a $40 billion promise from Goldman Sachs this month, Bank of America will announce a 10-year, $50 billion initiative of […]