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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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Climate Change Work Gathers Momentum

January 2006 VNRC Offered Seat on Governor’s Climate Change Commission There is no longer a dispute that the world is warming and that humans are causing it. In December 2005 this stark reality spurred Governor Jim Douglas to announce the creation of a Vermont Climate Change Commission intended to tackle this monumental issue. VNRC’s Policy […]

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Commentary – Wind Energy In Vermont

Delivered by Elizabeth Courtney on Vermont Public Radio December 2005 While Vermonters have been talking a lot about wind power in recent weeks, there hasn’t been much focus on our energy appetites: we consume just too darn much. We need to pay significant attention to efficiency and conservation at the same time that we talk […]

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Wind Commission Releases Report

November 16, 2004 The Commission on Wind Energy Regulatory Policy (Commission) has released its draft recommendations regarding the regulatory process for large-scale wind power installations. Siting of wind turbines has become a hot issue as Vermonters debate the merits of ridgeline development versus the dire need for renewable sources of energy. In general, VNRC supports […]

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