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News & Events

  • Governor Shumlin focused on energy and the environment in his inaugural address.  VPR story
  • Bill Ritter, former governor of Colorado, contends “It’s Time to Pass a Carbon Tax” in a recent opinion posted by the Wall Street Journal.
  • This week the syndicated column In This State focused on EAN’s Board Chair, Leigh Seddon, and his 35-year career in the solar power business.  read more
  • Congratulations to the City of Montpelier for being selected as one of 16 Climate Action Champions.  Montpelier is by far the smallest community to receive this nationally significant recognition. press release
  • SAVE THE DATE: February 18, 2015 for “Creating Prosperity and Opportunity Confronting Climate Change,” a summit organized by the Vermont Council on Rural Development.
  • Congratulations to EAN member SunCommon for completing its 1,000th home solar installation!  SunCommon was founded in early 2012.  read more
  • The plan introduced by Energy Independent Vermont to tax fossil fuels, reduce carbon pollution and return revenues to Vermonters is the topic of a recent Times Argus op/ed.
  • This new study predicts battery storage will take over many of the functions currently performed by “peaker plants.”  read more
  • This NY Times article explores how Denmark’s success in transitioning to renewables has resulted in a tricky challenge of how to secure back up power.
  • China and US agree to dramatic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. NPR
  • According to an article in The Grid, solar energy is on track to be as cheap or cheaper than average electric prices in 47 states by 2016. read more
  • Congratulations to Faraday and Norwich Technologies, two Vermont businesses that were awarded a total of $3.1 million from the Dept. of Energy to make solar more affordable and accessible. VT Digger
  • Efficiency Vermont and the Montpelier Energy Advisory Committee are hosting a series of “2nd Thursday workshops” to engage the community in efforts to transition their homes to be “net zero.”  poster
  • Rockefeller Foundation will divest from fossil fuels and invest in renewable energy.  NY Times  TIME
  • Green Mountain Power now offers customers on-bill financing for renewable energy and energy efficiency related projects.  read more
  • Why We Need a Carbon Tax,” written by Bernie Sanders, recently appeared in the July 9, 2014 Huffington Post
  • Drive Electric Vermont is offering a $500 incentive for any new plug-in electric car purchase or lease.Coupled with the federal tax credit f up to $7,500, this summer could be your ticket to ride—in a new electric vehicle! read more