Category Archives: Pitches

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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Energy Efficiency Starts at HOME

Pitch Summary: HEAT Squad, a service of NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, is a one-stop-shop for energy, home repair, health, and safety, aging-in-place assessments and improvements for homeowners. HEAT Squad provides free or low-cost energy audits and then walks homeowners through …
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Invest in active transportation to create a complete and connected transportation system that ties in our land use policies to improve public health, quality of life, mobility and access while reducing emissions

Pitch Summary: Today’s streets are designed to prioritize one mode of transportation – the motor vehicle. As a result, our streets, which were once avenues of commerce and places of connection, have become about moving cars rather than connecting people …
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Vermont Energy Code Enhancements

Pitch Summary: As Vermont updates the Residential Building Energy Standards (RBES) and Commercial Building Energy Standards (CBES), incorporate standards for newly constructed buildings that support Vermont’s Comprehensive Energy Plan. Phase in the base energy code to require fossil-fuel-free (i.e., all-electric …
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Driving on Sunshine: Dynamic Rates & Electric Vehicle Charging

Pitch Summary: Specialized, dynamic, competitive, clear, and strategically located electric vehicle charging rates and infrastructure will encourage new private investment and increase use of electric vehicles in Vermont. Smart and consistent rate design can accelerate widespread transportation electrification, achieve ratepayer …
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Transforming Vermont’s Energy and Economy

Pitch Summary: Vermont has the tools, foundation, and resources already in place to jumpstart our economy and transform our energy system. The key is to repurpose Efficiency Vermont, such that it is no longer focused primarily on the delivery of …
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Sustainable Energy/Community Solar for Low Income Vermonters

Pitch Summary: Twenty-five percent (25%) of Vermonters are considered low income – living at or below 200% of the poverty rate. This segment of the population also carries the highest energy burden – spending, as a percentage of income, 3 …
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