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News & Events 

  • 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 five community forums to get public input on their 3-year plan.  The public is invited to attend.  learn more
  • Obama Admin. announces Climate Action Champions Competition to Recognize Climate Leaders Across the US. Deadline 10/27/14  read 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
  • Please help spread the word about the video contest to promote Button Up Day on Nov. 1.  Entry deadline is Oct 19. What a fun, creative way to inspire Vermonters to button up their homes!
  • Net Zero Northeast:  Efficiency Vermont is convening this day-long summit on Thursday, October 9 at the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier to explore the rising interest in net zero buildings.
  • 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
  • Many EAN members are actively promoting heat pumps including Efficiency VermontGreen Mountain Power, VPIRG, SunCommon, and SERG.  Some fuel dealers have also started offering heat pump installation services as a way to diversify their business model.
  • 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
  • Drive Electric Vermont just announced a new $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
  • Why We Need a Carbon Tax,” written by Bernie Sanders, recently appeared in the July 9, 2014 Huffington Post.

  • According to REmap 2030, a Renewable Energy Roadmap, by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), doubling renewable energy globally is a doable and affordable way to avert climate catastrophe.
  • EAN, in collaboration with REV and the New England Clean Energy Council, has developed a regional summary of renewable and energy efficiency policies and programs in northeastern states.  62-pg report / 1-pg spreadsheet
  • ClimateVision 2020 is an online energy dashboard created by Environment Northeast to monitor 8 states’ progress toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions