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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

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Vermonters reaffirm support for renewable energy, opposition to fossil fuel expansion

Vermonters reaffirm support for renewable energy, opposition to fossil fuel expansion

PRESS RELEASE Gabrielle Stebbins, Ex. Dir., Renewable Energy Vermont March 5, 2014 – At town meetings across the state, Vermonters voted overwhelmingly in support of renewable energy and against the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure in the Green Mountain State. 80% of voters in Lowell cast ballots in favor of Kingdom County Wind. Voters inContinue Reading

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Steve Berry’s Passionate Plea for GMO Labeling

Steve Berry’s Passionate Plea for GMO Labeling

“Corporatocracy has taken over and the citizens of Vermont don’t want it.” “We want you to make a committed stand and we will stand with you.” “I would appeal to you to pass this bill without a trigger. Because it’s a moral issue and it’s an ethical issue and a spiritual issue.”

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Testifying in Song: A First in Vermont History

Testifying in Song: A First in Vermont History

 The Vermont Senate Agriculture Committee takes musical testimony in support of GMO food labeling bill H.112  At the February 6th Public Hearing Hundreds Turn Up to Support H.112 Passage The day after the public hearing, the Vermont Senate Agriculture Committee passed the bill onto the Senate Judiciary Committee with two alternative “trigger” clauses removed makingContinue Reading

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Our Buying Power Has More Power Than We Know

Our Buying Power Has More Power Than We Know

Holding back your spending to affect change is the key to changing the economy How you spend your money matters Hari Sreenivasan from the PBS News Hour interviews Times Contributor, Nelson Schwartz. They talk about how traditionally, the middle class buying power would pull us out of an economic slump.This time it’s different, not becauseContinue Reading

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Oil Rules DC – Likely Approval of Keystone XL

Oil Rules DC – Likely Approval of Keystone XL

Steve Curwood, from the radio program, “Living on Earth,” interviews former White House Energy Analyst Bob McNally. McNally is convinced that President Obama, although taking a hit, will approve the Keystone XL pipeline. He suggests that the Tar Sands oil will come out, one way or the other, because of our world-wide addiction to it.Continue Reading

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Tom Steyer’s Perspective on Keystone XL Final Environmental Impact Statement

Tom Steyer’s Perspective on Keystone XL Final Environmental Impact Statement

Who is Tom Steyer and why does it matter what he says? Tom Steyer’s Response to the Keystone XL Final Environmental Impact Statement | EcoWatch First of all, this is President Obama’s decision, and the State Department’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) is just an input. So we don’t have an answer yet, and theContinue Reading

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Renewable Energy Vermont reacts to quick passage of Vermont’s net metering bill

Renewable Energy Vermont reacts to quick passage of Vermont’s net metering bill

“The renewable energy industry, and the thousands of Vermonters who have chosen to invest in renewable energy, thank the House Natural Resource and Energy Committee, the House and the Administration for quick passage of this bi-partisan, broadly supported bill.  Vermont has been within the top ten states of solar installations per capita for the lastContinue Reading

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A Carbon Tax in Vermont?

A Carbon Tax in Vermont?

Rep. Tony Klein and many others think it’s time to tax carbon At the recent Renewable Energy Vermont Conference, Klein makes his case. Klein was asked, “With inadequate state funding, reaching energy goals seem unlikely. What do we do about it?” “The missing ingredient to accomplish our goal is revenue.” ~ Tony Klein Is thereContinue Reading

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Dear 60 Minutes, That Ticking Sound Is Climate Change | Daniel Kessler

Dear 60 Minutes, That Ticking Sound Is Climate Change | Daniel Kessler

At the beginning of every 60 Minutes episode, the tick tick tick of a stopwatch tells the audience that the clock has started and time is finite. That’s a powerful metaphor for climate change and the dwindling amount of time we have to get off of carbon based fuels before it’s too late. However, inContinue Reading

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