To reach its 2050 goal of 90% renewables, Vermont needs many more projects like this Solar rooftops won’t come close to satisfying the state’s energy needs It will take “all of the above” solar projects, as well as wind, to get the state anywhere near reaching its 90% renewable goal.
Senator Patrick Leahy, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Congressman Peter Welch speak out… Watch the Vermont Congressional Delegation Joint Town Meeting March 25, 2017 in Patrick Leahy primes the crowd Bernie Sanders resonates with the crowd Vermont Congressman Peter Welch
Bernie Sanders supports renewable energy Renewable energy is our future, and places like Green Mountain Power are already working to transform our energy system. I applaud GMP for leading the way in Vermont and for the rest of the country. Their farm has 7,700 solar panels—enough to produce 2.5 megawatts of electricity, or power for […]
Private and Public Partnerships Support Vermont’s Forest & Climate Economy March 13, 2017 – Today Vermont Governor Phil Scott, Peter Bourne, Bourne’s Energy Chris Brooks, Vermont Wood Pellet Co., Andy Boutin, Pellergy System, David Frank, SunWood Biomass, and Olivia Campbell Andersen, Renewable Energy Vermont join with environmental leaders and students to celebrate local, affordable, and efficient low carbon heating choices. Bourne’s Energy partnered […]
Got Thrift Hacks? Share your hacks on Facebook and Twitter using #VTfrugal Montpelier, VT – Green Mountain Power has launched a new outreach campaign to raise awareness of the value of heat pumps to make homes more efficient and comfortable, especially with winter upon us. If you’re like many Vermonters and value the thriftiness and frugality […]
Scott Pruitt ignores science Consideration to the needs of industry over the environment “This idea that if you’re pro-environment you’re anti-energy is just something we’ve got to change so that attitude is something we’re working on very much,” Pruitt said. “I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do […]
The Energy Clinic at Vermont Law School continues to expand its community solar work Thanks to a recent United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) cooperative agreement with a $125,000 award and a $70,000 Jane’s Trust Foundation grant, the South Royalton based environmental law school will expand its community solar work. The funding will help cover […]
Montpelier, VT – A new report by The Solar Foundation cites Vermont as a national leader in the solar industry, ranking third for the number of solar jobs per capita. Between 2015 to 2016, solar jobs in Vermont grew by 29 percent, with an additional 400 solar jobs created in the state last year. Each solar job means that a skilled craftsman, a recent […]