Category Archives: Pitches

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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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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