The IRA has begun the shift to a clean energy America. What does this mean for Vermonters? A lot.
When residents of Morgan learned that industrial wind developer David Blittersdorf bought land on a ridgeline overlooking Seymour Lake, some of us wanted to learn more about what happened in other areas of the state where wind projects were built.
As climate change upends our weather patterns and international conflicts proliferate, relying on sustained, low prices for fossil fuels is a sucker’s bet. Renewables are the key.
According to the department, net metering is one of the most expensive ways to meet Vermont’s emissions reduction requirements. Environmental and industry groups say now is not the time to reduce incentives to switch to solar.
Senate President Pro Tempore Becca Balint, Lt. Gov. Molly Gray and state Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale are vying for the Democratic nomination for Vermont’s only seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
These policies will require a significant state investment. Will Vermont choose action, investment and equity, or dithering and injustice? It’s up to us. We must do our part — for our own sake, for the global community, and for future generations.
Local students and environmentalists braved the elements Tuesday night to condemn GlobalFoundries’ and Gov. Phil Scott’s proposal that protesters say will undercut Vermont’s climate goals.
Darren Springer, general manager of Burlington Electric Department, and Peter Sterling, interim executive director of Renewable Energy Vermont, give a snapshot of where Vermont is now on its green energy quest.
Through a proposed plan to become a “self-managed utility,” Vermont’s largest private-sector employer could become exempt from Vermont’s Global Warming Solutions Act.
Utilities questioned the draft of a recent report touting $79 million in savings in Vermont over six years, but solar developers say it counts benefits that are usually ignored.
The findings come as the Vermont Public Utility Commission considers whether to change the net metering program that pays higher rates for clear energy.
Among those who have lost their jobs in the industry are 28 people who were furloughed from Waterbury solar installer SunCommon in May and will not be returning to work.
The governor’s 2020 budget includes millions for electric vehicle incentives, and clean energy tax breaks. Democrats were unimpressed.
We need a more effective and transparent energy law, requiring at least 50% from resilient in-state renewable generation in the next 10 years.