2018 Climate Dispatch

Curious what is happening at the State House and how you can make your voice heard? Tune into the online conversation by following the #ActOnClimateVT hashtag on social media, and watch our weekly legislative update posted shortly after 12PM on Fridays during the legislative session.

Week 20

Welcome to our 20th Climate Dispatch! VNRC’s Johanna Miller and Vermont Conservation Voters’ Lauren Hierl review the 2018 legislative session… which is still not finalized. And they give an update on what’s still in play on climate and clean energy. Please like and share! #ActOnClimateVT #vtpoli

Posted by Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) on Friday, May 18, 2018

 

Week 19: featuring Rep. David Deen

Climate Dispatch Week 19: f. Rep. David Deen

Climate Dispatch Week 19! Our guest today is longtime climate champion Rep. David Deen! We’re in the last minutes of the legislative session, so we need everyone to call the Governor (802.828.3333) and urge him to take his own Climate Action Commission’s recommendations seriously and move them forward! Don’t forget to 👍 and share this video and spread the #ActOnClimateVT message. #birkenstocks

Posted by Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) on Friday, May 11, 2018

 

Week 18: featuring Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe

Climate Dispatch 18: ft. Tim Ashe

Don’t miss today’s 18th Climate Dispatch with Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe! Today’s action: call the Governor and ask him to take his Climate Action Commission’s recommendations seriously. #ActOnClimateVT

Posted by Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) on Friday, May 4, 2018

 

Week 17: featuring Senators Dick McCormack and Alice Nitka

Climate Dispatch 17: ft. Dick McCormack & Alice Nitka

Climate Dispatch Week 17! Today we have not two but three dispatchers! Johanna Miller is joined by Senators Dick McCormack and Alice Nitka of Windsor District. Today’s action: call your senators to say thank you for keeping the climate package in the budget! #ActOnClimateVT

Posted by Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) on Friday, April 27, 2018

 

Week 16: featuring VNRC and VCV legislative intern Aleks Taylor

Climate Dispatch 16: ft. Aleks Taylor

Climate Dispatch Week 16! Today Vermont Conservation Voters’s Lauren Hierl is joined by VNRC and VCV legislative intern Aleks Taylor! Today’s action: Make sure your senators know to support the climate package in the budget! #ActOnClimateVT #vtpoli

Posted by Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) on Friday, April 20, 2018

 

Week 15: featuring Senator Ginny Lyons

Climate Dispatch: Week 15, w/ Sen. Ginny Lyons

Climate Dispatch Week 15! Lauren Hierl at Vermont Conservation Voters is joined today by Senator Ginny Lyons! Today’s action: ask your senators to support the climate package in the budget and the appliance efficiency standards bill (H.410)! #ActOnClimateVT

Posted by Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) on Friday, April 13, 2018

 

Week 14: featuring VNRC Energy & Climate Community Organizer Hannah Huber

Climate Dispatch: Week 14

Climate Dispatch Week 14! Our organizer, Hannah Huber, joins Lauren Hierl of Vermont Conservation Voters to say thanks! Today’s action: Make sure your senators know (call 1-800-322-5616) you support the climate action package in the budget. #ActOnClimateVT

Posted by Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) on Friday, April 6, 2018

 

Week 13: featuring Rebecca Ramos from the Necrason Group

Climate Dispatch: Week 13

Climate Dispatch Week 13. Today Johanna Miller is with Rebecca Ramos of Necrason Group. Take action by urging your senators to pass the climate section of the State budget! Call 1-800-322-5616 to leave a message with your senators. #ActOnClimateVT

Posted by Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) on Friday, March 30, 2018

 

Week 12: Town Meeting Week (no Climate Dispatch)

 

Week 11: featuring VPIRG’s Ben Edgerly Walsh

Climate Dispatch: Week 11, 2018: Lots going on in the VT House and Senate on climate and clean energy! Hear from Vermont Conservation Voters' Lauren Hierl and VPIRG's Ben Edgerly Walsh This week's action: Contact your Senators to take up and pass H.410 – improved appliance efficiency standards. #actonclimatevt #vtpoli

Posted by Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) on Friday, March 23, 2018

 

Week 10: featuring Rep. Matthew Trieber

Climate Dispatch Week 10: VNRC's Johanna Miller speaks with Rep Matt Trieber who offers an overview of the package of climate action priorities – all of which were recommendations of the Governor's Climate Action Commission #ActOnClimateVT

Posted by Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) on Friday, March 16, 2018

 

Week 9: featuring Rep. Michael Yantachka

Climate Dispatch: Week 9, 2018

Representative Michael Yantachka and Vermont Conservation Voters' Lauren Hierl give a pre-Town Meeting Day update on a miscellaneous energy bill, changes to Efficiency Vermont's program, and the carbon pricing study effort. #ActOnClimateVT

Posted by Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) on Friday, March 2, 2018

 

Week 8: featuring VPIRG’s Sarah Wolfe

Climate Dispatch: Week 8

Climate Dispatch: Week 8! Our Johanna Miller is joined today by VPIRG’s Sarah Wolfe! A carbon pricing study bill begins to move forward, while Efficiency Vermont's budget is threatened… Take action: call your legislators to ask them to help the study bill continue to move, and to defend Efficiency Vermont's budget. #ActOnClimateVT

Posted by Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) on Friday, February 23, 2018

 

Week 7: Featuring Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman

Climate Dispatch: Week 7

Happy Climate Dispatch Friday! Today Lauren Hierl of Vermont Conservation Voters talks with VT Lt. Gov. Zuckerman! Take action: Call the Governor at 802-828-3333 to ask him to follow the recommendations of his own climate action commission and support policies to tackle the issue. #ActOnClimateVT

Posted by Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) on Friday, February 16, 2018

 

Week 6: featuring Rep. Mollie Burke

Climate Dispatch: Week 6, 2018

Happy Climate Dispatch Friday! Mollie S. Burke – Vermont State Representative and our Johanna Miller explain what went on this week. Today’s action: Call your legislators and urge them to support both a study on carbon pricing (H.763) and a ban on new fossil fuel infrastructure (H.746) in Vermont. #ActOnClimateVT

Posted by Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) on Friday, February 9, 2018

 

Week 5

Climate Dispatch: Week 5, 2018

Happy Friday! Here’s your Climate Dispatch on week 5 of the legislative session brought to you by VCV’s Lauren Hierl and our Johanna Miller! Today’s action: call the House Speaker Mitzi Johnson at 802.828.2245 and thank her for her commitment to #ActOnClimateVT

Posted by Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) on Friday, February 2, 2018

 

Week 4: featuring Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas and VBSR’s Dan Barlow

Climate Dispatch: Week 4, 2018

Climate Dispatch on week 4 of the legislative session brought to you by Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas and Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR)’s Daniel William Barlow! Share this video! #ActOnClimateVT

Posted by Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) on Friday, January 26, 2018

 

Week 3: featuring Sen. Alison Clarkson

Climate Dispatch: Week 3, 2018

This week’s Climate Dispatch comes from Vermont Conservation Voters’ Lauren Hierl and Senator Alison Hudnut Clarkson! Take action by calling the governor’s office at 802.828.3333 and urging the administration to include all five (see below) of the Vermont Climate Action Commission’s recommendations in the State’s budget! #ActOnClimateVTThe Vermont Climate Action Commission, created by Governor Phil Scott, recommends the administration:1. Support Advanced Wood Heat 2. Increase Pace of Weatherization 3. Study All Regulatory and Market Decarbonization Mechanisms 4. Foster the Climate Economy 5. Electrify the Transportation System

Posted by Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) on Friday, January 19, 2018

 

Week 2: featuring Rep. Mary Sullivan

Climate Dispatch: Week 2, 2018

Climate Dispatch on week 2 of the legislative session from VNRC’s Johanna Miller and Representative Mary Sullivan of Burlington! Engage in the #ActOnClimateVT conversation and contact 📞💻📱📝 your legislators! (Find your legislators’ contact info at legislature.vermont.gov.)350 Vermont, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR), VPIRG, Energy Independent Vermont, Renewable Energy Vermont, Conservation Law Foundation, Rights & Democracy VT, Capstone Community Action, Sierra Club – Vermont Chapter, Toxics Action Center, Vermont Interfaith Power & Light, Vermont Council on Rural Development, VERA Renewables

Posted by Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) on Friday, January 12, 2018

 

Week 1

Climate Dispatch: Week 1, 2018

Our first dispatch from the State House on climate! Johanna Miller of VNRC and Lauren Hierl of Vermont Conservation Voters here on how the first week of the 2018 legislative session went. Follow the #ActOnClimateVT conversation and stay tuned for another update next Friday. Submit your comment about the VW mitigation funds here: http://vermontconservationvoters.com/actions/submit-comment-vw-mitigation-funds/ #vtpoli

Posted by Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) on Friday, January 5, 2018