Over the next five years, the state is eligible to receive $37 million in federal funding, the feds announced on Friday. Heavy rainfall is one of the most significant dangers to roads and other transportation infrastructure across the state.
The Department of Public Service’s effort represents part of a trend as state agencies look to include a broader swath of Vermonters in climate-related public policy decisions.
The Vermont Climate Council needs help. Gov. Scott and Vermont utilities can now come to the rescue with a profitable plan to renovate Vermont’s power plants to reduce CO2 emissions, remove CO2 from the sky and set the right example for the nation, world and Joe Biden too.
What does climate education look like in Vermont's schools? And stepping back from the series, the project's student editors offer some last thoughts.
With the upside of in-state renewable energy from an economic perspective, a job-creation perspective and an energy-security perspective, inaction is not an option.
Gov. Scott indicated that when the clean heat standard policy, costs and impacts are more fully worked out, presumably in 2023, a “revised” proposal might yet win his support.
The governor cited concerns about the standard’s potential financial impacts on Vermonters. The measure, which would incentivize a shift away from fossil fuel heat, is widely recognized as the largest climate bill of the session.
Gov. Scott and Vermont utilities can come to the rescue with a profitable plan to renovate Vermont’s power plants to reduce CO2 emissions and remove CO2 from the sky and, by doing so, set the right example to the nation, the world and Joe Biden too.
Friday’s rally, organized by the Vermont Youth Lobby, was the first since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Some students met with their legislators on the steps of the Statehouse.
If we don’t need to rely on importing oil from other countries, we are much more resilient in a crisis — whether it be related to violence abroad or trade disruptions caused by severe weather or global pandemics.
The key is to compare all the fossil and clean heat options on a common scale: namely, how much climate pollution do they cause or avoid?
The only measures that will be eligible for clean heat credits must 1) actually reduce emissions on a global basis and 2) be delivered to Vermont homes and businesses.
While it’s hard to know where Vermont stands without fresh emissions data, officials most familiar with Vermont’s climate plan are not confident the state can meet its legally mandated reductions.
Please join us in reaching out to your elected representatives and senators and tell them why you feel bold action to address the climate crisis is needed — now.