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USDA Invests $46 Million in Vermont’s Efficiency Programs

USDA Awards $46 Million to Boost Energy Efficiency in Vermont USDA, January 8, 2016. Image credit: Doug Kerr Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today awarded $46 million in assistance to the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) to support energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements in rural areas across the state. USDA awarded VEIC $46 million in assistance […]

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Hawaii & Vermont Raise the Bar with Renewable Portfolio Standard Targets

Hawaii and Vermont’s high renewable portfolio standard targets Today’s Energy Solutions, July 2, 2015. Image credit: Andre_Rau Renewable portfolio standards are state- or local-level policies that mandate all or certain types of electricity producers to supply a minimum share of their electricity from designated renewable resources. Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have RPS policies, […]

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Vermont’s House Bill 40 Requires 75% Renewables by 2032

New Vermont law mandates 75% renewables by 2032, targets residential emissions Utility Dive, June 15, 2015. Image credit: geralt Dive Brief: Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin (D) last week signed House Bill 40, a new law designed to reset Vermont’s renewables programs and give utilities incentives to increase their use of renewables while cutting residential customers’ greenhouse gas […]

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Burlington (VT) Reaches 100%-Renewables Goal

Burlington (VT) Reaches 100%-Renewables Goal Lisa Markowski for Zondits, February 9, 2015 The city of Burlington, Vermont, has recently achieved the notable status of supplying 100% of its power through renewables. Burlington Electric’s recent acquisition of the Winooski 1 hydroelectric project was the final piece needed to set this admirable precedent. Burlington, the home of […]

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Vermont’s Energy Efficiency Programs: A Cut Above the Rest

VERMONT’S ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS ABOVE AVERAGE, REPORT SAYS VT Digger, January 30, 2015 Vermont’s electric efficiency utilities saved more money for electric customers than similar utilities across the country in 2012, but at a higher short term cost, according to a report commissioned by the Department of Public Service. Two utilities in Vermont are designed […]