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Charge Ahead Vermont: Electric Vehicle Transformation

Charge Ahead Vermont: Electric Vehicle Transformation  Dave Roberts, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation        Plug-in electric vehicles powered by renewable energy will provide major reductions in Vermonters’ fossil fuel consumption and associated harmful emissions while lowering household expenses; we can address …
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Big Buses, Big Opportunity: Electric Buses, Healthier Kids, Lower Costs

Big Buses, Big Opportunity: How Electric Buses Support Cleaner Air, Healthier Kids, and Lower Costs Abby Bleything, Vermont Clean Cities Coalition & Cara Robechek, Vermont Energy Education Program, representing Transportation for Vermonters Vermont should leverage investment in replacing inefficient and …
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Cap, Trade, and Invest: Transportation

Cap, Trade, and Invest: Transportation  Mary Peterson, Tax Attorney & Daniel Gatti, Union of Concerned Scientists Vermont should extend its successful experience in using emissions trading to its largest emissions sector, transportation; an approach that lowers emissions, lowers costs over …
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Regional Cap and Invest Program for Transportation

Pitch Summary: Transportation is the largest source of pollution in Vermont, but new technologies and transportation strategies give us the potential to build a better, cleaner transportation system for Vermonters. Electric vehicles are now available in many different models and …
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Home-Grown Renewable Heat: Strategies for Achieving Multiple Benefits

Home-Grown Renewable Heat: Strategies for Achieving Multiple Benefits Ansley Bloomer, Renewable Energy Vermont & Maura Adams, Northern Forest Center Making advanced wood heating systems more affordable, supporting supply side infrastructure, and ensuring a well-trained wood heat workforce will help sustain …
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Using “Feebates” to Drive Cleaner Energy Choices

Using “Feebates” to Drive Cleaner Energy Choices Richard Faesy, Energy Futures Group “Feebates” impose a fee on inefficient equipment while rebating (or tax-exempting) efficient equipment, and can be used as a revenue-neutral approach to provide price signals to consumers to …
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Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS)

Renewable Fuels Standard  John Quinney, Energy Co-op of Vermont A renewable fuels standard would require Vermont’s fuel industry to increasingly sell biofuels (for heating oil, propane, and natural gas) and biomass to offset the amount of fossil fuels we burn, …
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