Broad new transportation advocacy coalition launches

News Release — VNRC November 9, 2017 Contact: Kate McCarthy 802-223-2328 ext. 114 [email protected] Committed to increasing affordability, access, and sustainability A diverse group of organizations, businesses, and institutions today announced the formation of a new coalition to advocate for a more sustainable, accessible, and affordable transportation system in Vermont. “Transportation for Vermonters, or T4VT […]

USDA approves $46 million in loans for energy efficiency

The USDA has approved funding for $46 million in loans for energy efficiency projects in Vermont. The Vermont Energy Investment Corporation will administer the low cost, flexible term financing to Vermont businesses and homeowners. Tom Vilsack, the secretary of the Department of Agriculture, made the announcement on Friday in Burlington. The VEIC application is the […]

Sustainability Academy gets 30 bikes with VEIC grant

The Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes (SA) and Local Motion are happy to announce the
receipt of a grant from the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) for $6,500 for Local Motion’s “Bike for Life” initiative. The project includes funds for 30 reconditioned bicycles that Local Motion will provide to SA to keep at the school for field trips, PE classes, and more.

Doris Duke Foundation awards $350,000 grant to Vermont energy, housing groups

The project will target at least five single-family residences for deep energy efficiency improvements. The goal of these improvements is to achieve energy savings of at least 50%, and potentially much higher. The homes, recently acquired following foreclosure, will then be sold to low-income households and be made permanently affordable through the Champlain Housing Trust’s programs.