energy efficiency

Administration rebuffed on call to cut energy efficiency funds

The Public Utility Commission’s order says continuing the same level of investment will save money for all utility customers in the long run.

South Burlington residents save six percent on electric

News Release — South Burlington June 27, 2017 Media Contact: Coralee Holm (802) 846-4127 [email protected] SOUTH BURLINGTON RESIDENTS COLLECTIVELY SAVE 6% ON ELECTRIC BILLS Small, easy changes lead to big energy savings—nearly $450,000! The results are in! Over the last two years, South Burlington residents saved big in electricity costs, slashing 6% from their bills. […]

House Passes Welch Legislation Promoting Energy Efficiency in Schools

News Release — U.S. House of Representatives June 13, 2017 Contact: Kate Hamilton (202) 440-3340 Washington, DC – Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Peter Welch to improve energy efficiency in schools in Vermont and across the country. The Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act (H.R. 627) establishes […]

Curt McCormack: Bill protects energy efficiency standards

The Vermont Legislature has found one threatened function of the federal government can be assumed by the individual states.

Sanders introduces green energy bill

Sanders’ comprehensive bill would require the U.S. energy grid to be 100 percent renewable by 2050. However, with no Republican sponsors, it is unlikely to see action.

Rick Wackernagel: 1 cent/gallon carbon pollution tax would go far

A tax of $1 per metric ton of carbon dioxide would cost less than 1 cent per gallon of gasoline and generate about $5 million per year.

GMP Inspire Space Contest Winner Greenbanc Partners with Alchemist to Offer Its Employees Free Home Energy Score

News Release — Greenbanc April 10, 2017 Contact: North Lennox, 212-203-1113 [email protected] Greenbanc to extend offer to other Vermont businesses Waterbury, Vt – Greenbanc, a certified B Corporation and the winner of Green Mountain Power’s InspireSpace contest, has partnered with The Alchemist to offer all employees a free Home Energy Score. The score is a […]

Dana Drugmand: Clean energy economy more important than ever

Despite the indisputable evidence of an unfolding crisis, the new Trump administration is looking to double down on dirty energy.

Sandra Levine: Want affordability? Go green

Hats off to Gov. Scott for using his first public appearance to stand up for Vermont’s ambitious but achievable goal of using 90 percent renewable energy by 2050.

Welch salutes GE Aviation as corporate leader on climate

While visiting one of its Vermont plants, he contrasted the company’s energy efficiency steps with the current resistance in Washington regarding climate change.

Craft Brewery Adds Energy Efficiency to Recipe for Success

News Release — VEIC Dec. 14, 2016 Media Contact Jeff Buell [email protected] 802-540-7662 Rep. Peter Welch toasts 14th Star’s leadership in efficiency, supporting veterans, and hiring locally December 14, 2016, St. Albans, VT – A craft brewery in St. Albans was recognized by Rep. Peter Welch, Efficiency Vermont and the Vermont Brewers association for its […]

Efficiency Vermont, Vermont Brewer’s Association join Rep. Peter Welch to toast 14th Star Brewery’s Success, Commitment to Energy Efficiency

News Release — Efficiency Vermont Dec. 12, 2016 Contact: Jeff Buell Efficiency Vermont 802-540-7662 (o) 802-233-9480 (m) [email protected] Efficiency Vermont, Vermont Brewer’s Association join Rep. Peter Welch to toast 14th Star Brewery’s success, commitment to energy efficiency December 12, 2016 – St. Albans, VT – Efficiency Vermont Director Liz Gamache will join Rep. Peter Welch […]

VSAC’s Efficiency Efforts Earn EPA ENERGY STAR Certification for Sixth Straight Year

News Release — VSAC Nov. 28, 2016 Media Contact: Sabina Haskell 802-542-2240 [email protected] Winooski headquarters ranks in top 10 percent across the U.S. WINOOSKI (November 28, 2016) – Vermont Student Assistance Corp. has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification for the sixth year in a row, racking up its highest score yet […]

Shumlin celebrates efficiency program, green energy progress

Meanwhile, Gov.-elect Phil Scott’s team is signaling he’s ready to draw a line regarding large-scale wind projects, although he too supports the state’s renewable energy goal.