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Film Your Energy Independence Story!

Mark your calendar for March 21st and be sure to participate in Vermont’s first crowd-sourced film. Vermonters – like you – are being asked to describe what they are doing to reduce their energy consumption, cut their carbon footprint and…

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Ensuring a Strong, Smart, Sustainable Vermont RPS

Vermont is considering a ‘Renewable Portfolio Standard’ that would move the state forward in an essential direction to get more of our electricity from renewable sources. There have been many iterations of the RPS since it was first introduced this…

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Help Pass the Working Lands Bill!

Vermont lawmakers have been spending considerable time in recent weeks on the Working Lands Enterprise Investment bill. VNRC is one of several groups that strongly supports this legislation, which will help assure the economic viability of Vermont’s…

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Speak Up for Vermont’s Working Landscape

Several months ago, the Vermont Council on Rural Development brought together a diverse group of stakeholders, including VNRC, to develop a comprehensive strategy to support local agriculture and forestry, farm and forest entrepreneurs, and the…

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Help East Montpelier Plan Energy Goals Over Next 20+ Years

The Energy Committee and the Planning Commission would like your help in addressing these and other questions about our energy future on Saturday, January 21. WeÂ’ll meet 1:00 – 4:30 pm in the East Montpelier Elementary School gym for hopeful…

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Hear About Alternatives to the “Circ”

Governor Shumlin delivered welcome news in May when he announced that the full build-out of the Chittenden County Circumferential Highway, or “Circ,” would not occur. The original project was a conventional, expensive bypass that promoted sprawl and…

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Biomass: A Critical Time for You to Weigh In

As Vermont looks increasingly at alternative energy supplies for both electricity generation and heating use, the use of wood biomass from our forests has been receiving increasing attention. The Biomass Energy Development Working (BioE) Group…

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Thanks on ATVs; Energy Conference on Tap

First, thanks are in order to the Shumlin Administration for restoring responsible public land management policy in Vermont by reversing a Douglas-administration rule that had opened state lands to ATV use. We need your help to be sure the Administration hears that Vermonters appreciate this leadership!

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Weigh In on Lake Champlain Clean Up

Vermont state officials need to hear your opinion as to why reducing nutrient pollution is important, how we should go about doing so and what the challenges will be. Next week is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to provide input on the clean…

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In Permitting, Help Us Improve Citizen Access

The state is currently reviewing the rules that govern how and when citizens get a seat at the table in environmental permitting proceedings. If you care about good government like we do, we’d like your help.

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