Author Archives: Bob Farnham

Vermont House of Reps Pass First GMO Labeling Bill

Vermont House of Reps Pass First GMO Labeling Bill

H.112, the GMO food labeling bill moves on to Vermont  Governor Peter Shumlin’s desk for his signature The 114 to 30 vote is decisive Post by Bob Farnham. LATE BREAKING UPDATE FROM VERMONT GOVERNOR PETER SHUMLIN Announcing he supports the bill and will sign it into law. “The legislature has spoken loud and clear: Vermonters deserveContinue Reading

Encourage Vt. Gov. Peter Shumlin to sign GMO labeling bill, H.112

Encourage Vt. Gov. Peter Shumlin to sign GMO labeling bill, H.112

Vermont is on the right side of history Show your support by signing this MoveOn.org petition Picture it happening!

Haven’t we been here before?

Haven’t we been here before?

The latest on Vermont’s GMO labeling bill If you are just tuning in… WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports- You might think we’ve been here before. Last year, in the 2013 session, the Vermont House of Representatives passed H.112, the GMO food labeling bill requiring labeling of foods with GMOs. This year the Senate has passed theContinue Reading

Vermont Senators Pass GMO Labeling Bill H.112

Vermont Senators Pass GMO Labeling Bill H.112

Will Vermont be first state to require GMO labeling?

Will Vermont be first state to require GMO labeling?

Have your voice heard – literally! Call your Vermont Senator today! It’s quick, easy and very effective. Call the Vermont State House at 800-322-5616 and ask the Sargent at Arms to deliver a message to your Senator asking them to support the GMO Labeling Bill H.112. If you’re not exactly sure who your Senator is,Continue Reading

Renewable Energy Vermont Celebrates the Signing of 2014 Net-Metering Bill into Law

Renewable Energy Vermont Celebrates the Signing of 2014 Net-Metering Bill into Law

For Immediate Release:  Contact: Gabrielle Stebbins, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Vermont 802-595-5373, gabrielle@revermont.org ### New law re-opens the opportunity for self-generation to all Vermonters East Montpelier, VT – Governor Peter Shumlin signed H. 702 into law Tuesday morning at the McKnight Farm in East Montpelier, with the enthusiastic support of renewable energy businesses and others supporting a clean, sustainable energy future.Continue Reading

Who gets the last word on GMOs in Vermont? Big-business lobbyists?

Who gets the last word on GMOs in Vermont? Big-business lobbyists?

Vermont Judiciary Committee is about to decide 5 of the last 6 people testifying are against GMO labeling. What do you think will happen? ALL of the people testifying on the final day are there for the SECOND time. If there’s time to allow people to testify twice, I would have thought there would beContinue Reading

Blacking out America would be a cinch, because there’s not enough distributed solar

Blacking out America would be a cinch, because there’s not enough distributed solar

Grist reports: Crippling America’s old-fashioned electrical grid for a long period of time would be disturbingly easy. Saboteurs need only wait for a heat wave, and then knock out a factory plus a small number of the 55,000 electric-transmission substations that are scattered throughout the country. That’s according to the findings of a Federal Energy Regulatory CommissionContinue Reading

Keystone XL Testimony

Keystone XL Testimony

KEYSTONE XL AND THE NATIONAL INTEREST DETERMINATION U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Presiding: Chairman Menendez Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014 Time: 11:15 AM Location: Senate Dirksen 419 Unfortunately, Tweeting the story isn’t always possible. It takes more than 140 characters to explain what’s happening. Here’s a chance for you to hear from the horses mouth, so to speak. I’veContinue Reading

It’s a performance machine

It’s a performance machine

Rethinking what it means to get around Zero Motorcyles turns heads – traditional riders were “blown away” Cycle World and Motorcyclist magazines challenged seven riders, none of whom had ridden an electric motorcycle, to put four different Zero Motorcycles through their paces. Find out what they thought. Watch the video and leave your feedback inContinue Reading

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