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News & Events 

  • 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
  • Attention Vermont nonprofits:  GMP is offering a grant program to help nonprofits in the GMP service area go solar. learn more
  • 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
  • Efficiency Vermont is hosting a series of community forums to get public input on their 3-year plan.  The public is invited to attend.  learn more
  • Button Up Vermont Day of Action is Nov. 1. Every spring we pickup litter to “Green Up” Vermont, so let’s “Button Up” our homes this fall by air sealing, insulating, and getting ready for winter.  We’ll use less fuel, stay warmer, save money – and combat climate change!   learn more
  • Rockefeller Foundation will divest from fossil fuels and invest in renewable energy.  NY Times  TIME
  • Green Mountain Power announced they will be lowering electric rates for customers by 2.46% starting in October.  VT Business Magazine  BFP
  • A new report, Neighbors Helping Neighbors Go Solar, details how the Solarize Upper Valley initiative helped 120 homeowners go solar in just 15 weeks. Partners included Vital Communities, SunPower, SERG and John Merck Fund.
  • Governor Shumlin has increased the renewable energy goal for state buildings from 5 MW to 10 MW.  The announcement came during his visit to the new 500 kW solar net metering project at the Northeast Regional Corrections Facility in St. Johnsbury. VPR press release
  • Heat pumps can do more than cut your heating bill. WCAX recently featured a story on “Why Heat Pumps Are Hot This Summer” see video
  • 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