VNRC Urges Action in Wake of Solid Climate Report

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VNRC Urges Action in Wake of Solid Climate Report

October 29, 2007 Boosting efficiency and renewable energy, protecting Vermont’s “green bank” of farms and forests, and investing in public transportation are among the recommendations in the long-awaited Governor’s Commission on Climate Change report, issued October 26. “This report is our roadmap to a green economy, and our recommendations are built on solid information,” said […]

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Regrouping on Global Warming and Energy

July 2007 The recent demise of the forward-thinking energy bill, H.520, is a deep disappointment. While the outcome is not surprising, it is troubling. Hundreds of Vermonters turned out July 11 to support this legislation, and thousands of Vermonters want real action now on this pressing issue. But Vermont’s failure to act decisively on this […]

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VNRC, Partners Call for Action on Climate Change

April 26, 2007 VNRC’s work to press for substantive, state-led initiatives to combat climate change gathers momentum. VNRC joined partners in the Vermont Environmental Collaborative in the State House today to demonstrate united support for the comprehensive energy bill under consideration in the Legislature. The bill would take vital steps forward on efforts to tackle […]

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VNRC Asks for Leadership on Climate Change

By Elizabeth Courtney April 24, 2007 In January, the Vermont House and Senate leadership set the tone for this legislative session when they made climate change the top priority. And on the national front, every member of our congressional delegation is poised for action, by supporting the Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act. On April 14th […]

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VNRC Co-Hosts ‘Step It Up’ Rally in Montpelier

March 2007 To help spur the bold, substantive action many climate scientists and advocates say is essential to tackle climate change, this April 14 over 50 communities across Vermont will join over 1,000 communities across the nation in hosting ‘Step It Up’ rallies. On this National Day of Climate Action, in iconic places across the […]

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VNRC, Diverse Coalition Push Energy Efficiency Expansion

February 22, 2007 VNRC is part of a newly established ‘Building Efficiency Coalition,’ representing businesses, low-income groups, environmental organizations and individuals. Yesterday the coalition came together at the Vermont State House to introduce and call for passage of S.94 — a bill that would help more Vermonters maximize efficiency in heating their homes and businesses. […]

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– RESOURCE EXPLAINED – Example Energy Chapter of Town Plan-Thetford

Thetford, Vermont’s energy component of their town plan offers a good model for smaller, more rural Vermont towns. Check it out here. For more information about what the town of Thetford is doing regarding energy planning and energy and climate action in general, contact Robert Walker of the Sustainable Energy Resource Group.

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VNRC, NWF & Others Join Supreme Court Battle

WASHINGTON, DC (Aug. 31, 2006) — The National Wildlife Federation filed an amicus brief today on behalf of itself, VNRC and 72 other sporting and conservation organizations, state fish and game departments, professional fish and wildlife societies, zoos and aquariums and religious organizations in a first-ever case involving global warming to be heard by the […]

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Climate Action March a Resounding Success

August 14, 2006 Hundreds of entrepreneurs, businesses, farmers, scholars, sugar-makers and concerned citizens from across the political spectrum joined noted author Bill McKibben in a five-day walk from Ripton to Burlington to raise awareness about global warming this past Labor Day weekend. The five-day event, the first of its kind in the nation pressing for […]

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VNRC’s Comment on Recent East Haven Wind Farm Decision

March 30, 2006 A hearing officer at the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) recently proposed an unexpected decision for the East Haven wind project, recommending that the full PSB deny approval of the project. But for the fact that East Haven has not demonstrated that it will not have an undue, adverse impact on birds and […]

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