On video: Vermont Environmental Collaborative sets legislative agenda

Andrea Stander, executive director of the Vermont League of Conservation Voters

Representatives from the state’s major environmental groups held a press conference on Tuesday to lay out their agenda for the rest of the legislative session.

Andrea Stander, the new executive director of the Vermont League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, announced the list of priorities and goals for the coalition of environmental organizations, including VPIRG, the Vermont Natural Resources Council, Conservation Law Foundation and SmartGrowth Vermont.

The four groups support passage of an omnibus energy bill that expands the cap on net metering, a more integrated approach to permitting, increased investments in conservation and an expansion of the bottle bill.

Anne Galloway

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5 years 7 months ago

This is some great work, however many Vermonters would also love to see more forest protection, simultaneous with advocacy for more sustainable forest practices when logging does occur. Let’s not forget that forests are doing a lot of the climate change work for us just by growing…

5 years 7 months ago
Wind power in Europe is losing some of its glow for various reasons. One indication is that MWs of wind installations were less than MWs of PV solar installations in 2010. Denmark’s prevailing winds are from the North Sea, across Denmark, to the Baltic Sea. Denmark has more than 4,000 onshore wind turbines with a capacity of about 3,150 MW, nearly unchanged since the end of 2003. The increases in capacity in 2009 and 2010 are due to offshore wind turbines. About 90% of the wind turbines are supplied by Vestas.    Denmark exports most of its wind power to… Read more »
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