Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman December 19th Newsletter

Hello,

We have just witnessed the warmest December 18th on record with huge amounts of rain and snowmelt causing flooding in Vermont yet again. We saw the devastating effects of climate change this summer when our second “once-in-a-lifetime” flood in the past twelve years destroyed communities, wiped out houses and washed […]

Michigan Senate votes to override local decisions on wind, solar energy

From Bridge Michigan:

Wind turbine farms have caused local controversies throughout Michigan. After a Senate vote Wednesday, permitting power for the projects will likely soon shift from local communities to the state’s Public Service Commission. (Bridge file photo)

The Senate Wednesday approved bills to shift permitting authority over wind, solar developments to the […]

Inflation Reduction Act Marks Biggest Climate Investment in U.S. History

Bob and Suzannah Ciernia

After years of writing letters to the editor, calling and emailing our elected representatives, and lobbying in person, Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is proud to take some of the credit as one of many environmental organizations that helped move legislators to include significant spending to address climate change in […]

Why Is It Easier to Build a Dollar General than a Solar Panel in Vermont?

Family Dollar store in Bradford, Vermont. (Staff image)

Peter Sterling

Over the last decade or so while most of us weren’t looking, something very disturbing has happened in Vermont: it has become easier to build commercial strip development like a Dollar General store in a rural town than to build renewable energy.

Between […]

What’s Missing from Our Approach to Solving Climate Change?

Our Politics and Our Assumptions Are Not Helping Us

Bob and Suzannah Ciernia

Six Republican members of Congress addressed a Conservative Climate Conference this past March and told attendees that their voices are an important part of the discussions of climate change. Collectively, the speakers expressed the opinion that climate change is a […]

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 […]

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 […]