As Vermont continues relief efforts and builds toward recovery, many tools are already in place that can make communities stronger and more resilient to face future challenges.
Lawmakers were working on a bill that would limit greenhouse gas emissions when the coronavirus surfaced.
Our response to Covid-19 speaks volumes about how we will respond to future public health issues that arise as the planet’s climate changes.
Democratic leaders say measures that had been on track before the pandemic, like Act 250 reform and a bill to legalize marijuana salesm still stand a chance this year.
Leading up the worldwide pandemic, we already knew that our way of life was based on unsustainable habits.
We need to acknowledge that this pandemic is a direct result of collapsing economic, environmental, and political systems.
Among the initiatives are an increase in funding for weatherization programs and an expansion of incentives for cold-climate heat pumps and electric vehicles.
It seems that we as individuals, and the larger society, are incapable of addressing the later threat with a unified and comprehensive strategy.
The lease, which voters approved last week, is set to yield $98,000 to the school and supply space for about 2,000 solar panels.
The Democratic U.S. House member stopped at the Northern Vermont University campus in the Northeast Kingdom to take questions at a forum Friday.
The bill included an income tax surcharge to help raise $30 million.
It turns out we can reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases much more quickly and cheaply by planting trees on uneconomical farms than with electric cars and heat pumps.
Whoever our elected governor is next term she or he will have to work with the same determination as did the 1927 administration.
The governor has recently taken a more aggressive line on climate issues, but real action is limited by his resistance to new taxes or fees. ‘Let’s live within our means,’ he said last week.