greenhouse gas

Legislation aims to restart carbon-pricing discussion

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.

Welch wants to hold line on ethanol mandate he calls harmful

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.

Hydro-Quebec takes credit for emissions savings in U.S.

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 […]