Efficiency Vermont promotes energy savings for schools

Representatives of the Vermont Department of Education, the Vermont Superintendents Association, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined Efficiency Vermont today at an award ceremony to recognize 22 schools for their excellent energy performance.

John McClaughry: Legislature moving to increase electric rates

The Believers need to find some way to keep subsidies flowing to their pet renewable-industrial complex without alarming the ordinary electricity consumer.

Welch announces legislation to spur the use of modern wood heating systems

This afternoon in Montpelier, Rep. Peter Welch announced bipartisan legislation that would make it more affordable for Vermonters to install wood heating systems in their homes or businesses.

Meredith Angwin: Why electricity costs spiked

The demand hasn’t changed that much, but the grid itself has changed in our region.

Shumlin’s inaugural address focuses on energy, environment

Gov. Peter Shumlin delivers his inaugural address Jan. 8, 2015. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

Governor puts off until next week’s budget address revealing plans to deal with budget gap, property taxes and health care reform. Address focuses on Lake Champlain cleanup and renewable energy.

News release of Gov. Peter Shumlin’s inaugural address

Gov. Peter Shumlin signed the nation's first-ever pension lending regulation into law at the Statehouse on Tuesday. Photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger

Part I of governor’s third-term agenda focuses on working families, economic growth and Vermont’s quality of life in the areas of energy and the environment.

Sanders details economic agenda for America

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today outlined a progressive economic agenda to reverse a 40-year decline of the American middle class and the growing gap between the very rich and everyone else in the United States.

On the issues: The race for lieutenant governor

Scott corren 2

VTDigger’s beat reporters compare the views of Dean Corren and Phil Scott on health care, the environment, criminal justice and the economy.

Kingdom Community Wind meets noise standards, Green Mountain Power officials say

Green Mountain Power’s 21-turbine wind project on Lowell Mountain. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

The Lowell Mountains Group is pushing Green Mountain Power to adopt a sound monitoring plan to measure noise continuously rather than in two- to three-week periods. Schnure said Green Mountain Power supports a continuous noise monitoring program for one year.

Special Report: Wind’s role in Vermont’s energy future

A turbine at Green Mountain Power's Kingdom Community Wind project on Lowell Mountain.  Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

The end of federal stimulus money, uncertain reauthorization of federal incentives, difficulties in connecting to the grid, competition with solar and local opposition have dampened enthusiasm, at least for now.

Gaelan Brown: Compost powered heat

Imagine being able to heat water, buildings and greenhouses using energy captured from compost without buying or burning any fuel.

Environmentalists challenge Deerfield Wind in federal court

A turbine at Green Mountain Power's Kingdom Community Wind project on Lowell Mountain.  Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

The U.S. Forest Service wants to allow Iberdrola to build a 15-turbine wind project in the Green Mountain National Forest.

Elizabeth Courtney: The Millennials — you gotta love ‘em

The “heroes” of the new millennium must clearly grasp the urgency of the climate crisis and be ready to take important steps to address it.

Guy Page: Despite EPA ‘pass,’ Vermont faces carbon reduction challenges

If we are truly concerned with our environmental footprint, then Vermont must pay attention to how our imported power is generated, and conserved.

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