The bill would authorize the governor to enter into a cap-and-trade program. It’s a different approach from the carbon tax that stalled last year.
Vermont’s representative says requiring the product in gasoline drives up corn prices for dairy farmers and threatens water quality. He plans to fight any effort to increase the federal standard.
The Canadian electric utility Hydro-Québec, which supplies about 22 percent of Vermont’s power, says the renewable energy it exported to the U.S. in 2015 prevented 7.4 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions that otherwise would have come from fossil fuel plants. The assertion was part of an annual report the publicly owned utility released […]