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Rarely has the chasm between global reality and global diplomacy loomed larger. Over the past several months the urgency of the climate threat has exploded as tipping points we thought were decades away […]
Burlington Mayor, Miro Weinberger, speaks at the Net-Zero Energy Revenue Bond press conference on September 2, 2021. Standing in the background are (from L to R) Jennifer Green, City of Burlington Sustainability Director, Darren Springer, BED’s General Manager, Emily Stebbins-Wheelock, BED’s Manager of Strategy and Innovation, James Gibbons, BED’s Director of Policy and […]
The Sun Day Campaign News Renewables Likely to Dominate New Capacity in 2019 as Wind-Generated Electricity Grows 33% and Solar by 22%
According to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data recently released by both the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) for the first ten months […]
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On November 28th, the Keene Municipal Services, Facilities, and Infrastructure Committee voted 4 to 1 to send the 100% Renewable Energy resolution to city staff to draft revised language. Once rewritten, the resolution will make a return visit to the committee for passage before being […]
Offshore wind farm. Image: Kallerna, Wikimedia Commons.
While individual states have done a lot of work on reducing carbon emissions, one multi-state effort is very much worth mentioning. After a year of assessing the scientific evidence and data, nine of the twelve states in the Transportation and Climate Initiative […]
Burlington Electric EV Financing Program Burlington Electric Department has partnered with local credit unions to make EVs more affordable for the Burlington Community. The credit unions – Green Mountain Credit Union, Vermont Federal Credit Union, and VSECU – are offering low- and, under certain circumstances, no-interest loans and allowing Burlington Electric customers to […]
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Solar only works when the sun is shining, and wind only works when the wind is blowing so, as Donald Trump has reasoned in the past (http://bit.ly/d-trump-reasoned), they couldn’t possibly handle all of our energy demand, right? WRONG! In a recently published paper by Dr. Ken Caldeira […]
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Geothermal Heat Pump Tax Credits and 179D Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency Tax Deduction Approved by Congress
On February 9, 2018, the U.S. geothermal heat pump (GHP) industry scored a victory for its workforce as federal legislation was passed to extend federal tax credits for residential and commercial installations of GHPs. […]
By Rick Wackernagel
Responding to federal inaction and a request from Vermont environmental organizations, Vermont Governor Phil Scott established a Climate Action Commission last July to accelerate progress toward Vermont’s greenhouse-gas emissions and renewable-energy goals. The Commission is finishing its first action – collecting its first round of ideas. Assessing its prospects, Commission […]