EAN is an active network of nonprofit, business and government leaders working to transform Vermont's energy economy by focusing on 4 leverage points:

News & Events

  • More than 450 people attended SunCommon’s first annual CARnival in August.  The event showcased a wide variety of electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and introduced the concept of solar power to generate the electricity needed to power them.  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.
  • Former US Treasury Secretary and Goldman Sachs CEO, Henry Paulson, views carbon tax as “a fundamentally conservative (solution) that will empower the marketplace to find the most efficient response” to climate change.  NY Time Opinion 6/21/14
  • Chelsea Green has just published a new book by Vermont architect William Maclay,  “The New Net Zero: Leading-Edge Design and Construction of Homes and Buildings for a Renewable Energy Future”   NY Times article
  • Ohio becomes the first state to put Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards on a two-year moratorium.  read more
  • On June 12 Tesla founder Elon Musk announced rival car manufacturers would have access to most of Tesla’s patents. read more
  • The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) released its Northeast Region Report in June 2014.  The report summarizes the status of renewable energy installations and policies in ten states.
  • 2014 EAN poll shows 90% of Vermonters believe changing our energy system is necessary and important; 74% believe time matters and we should take actions as quickly as possible. read full report
  • 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.