Category Archives: 2017EANConvening

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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Warm Home Bonds

Warm Home Bonds Neale Lunderville, Burlington Electric Department “Warm Home” bonds would fund $100,000,000 in weatherization work for low-income Vermonters over the next three years – or about 10,000 homes. It would use about $7.5M in Gross Receipts Tax now …
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Residential Solar+Storage: Platform for Local Clean Energy Transition

Harnessing Energy Storage for Local Clean Energy, Jobs, and Grid Resiliency in Vermont Nathan Wyeth, Sunrun & Richard Morin, Dynapower By incentivizing residences, businesses, and utilities to build a network of distributed energy resources that link our grid with renewable …
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Incenting Solar Plus Energy Storage to Reduce the State’s Carbon Footprint and Power Vermont’s Economy

Harnessing Energy Storage for Local Clean Energy, Jobs, and Grid Resiliency in Vermont Nathan Wyeth, Sunrun & Richard Morin, Dynapower By incentivizing residences, businesses, and utilities to build a network of distributed energy resources that link our grid with renewable …
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Vermont Climate Action Communities

Vermont Climate Action Communities Abby Friedman, Vermont League of Cities & Towns The Vermont Climate Action Communities program will help municipalities achieve deep energy savings, improve resilience, and transition to a clean energy economy and provide locally-supported renewable energy generation for …
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Emphasize & Improve Tier III

Emphasize and Improve Tier III Dan Mellinger, Energy Futures Group Improve Tier III by addressing the implementation challenges between the DUs and the EEU; quantify the Tier III impact on fossil fuel use and electric rates through a 2019 evaluation; …
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Heat and Transportation Efficiency Utilities

Heat and Transportation Efficiency Utilities Anne Watson, Montpelier City Councilor Let’s expand the mission of our current efficiency utilities or create new ones to cover #2 Fuel Oil, Propane, and Transportation. Pitch Summary: Just like Efficiency Vermont helps Vermonters reduce …
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The ESSEX Plan: An Economy-Strengthening Strategic Energy eXchange

The ESSEX Plan: An Economy-Strengthening Strategic Energy eXchange Ashley Orgain, et al, Seventh Generation, and Friends   A Vermont-specific, future-oriented economic development strategy to strengthen the economy, prioritize the most vulnerable, and harness the power of the market to reduce …
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