Connecting & Activating Vermont Communities

Many thanks to everyone who joined us for the Northwest Vermont Regional Energy Forum

VECAN, Efficiency Vermont, and the Northwest Regional Planning Commission hosted a discussion about how town energy committees can help communities save energy and money

Click here for a video recording of the event.

Vermont Groups Rebuke Fuel Economy Standards Rollback

Trump Administration’s Reversal of Federal Clean Car Standards Costly to Public Health, People’s Pocketbooks, and Environment

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Governor Scott's Response to Climate Action Commission Disappoints

The Governor dismissed many of the initial recommendations of the Commission.

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Mid-Session Legislative Lowdown in Vermont

Get the latest information and what is (and isn't) happening in the statehouse on climate and clean energy as we pass the mid-point of the 2018 legislative session.

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VECAN's Town Energy and Climate Action Guide

Be sure to check out our updated guide on how to form and run an effective energy committee, ideas for programs and initiatives, financing and funding options, and much more!

View the guide here!

10th Annual VECAN Conference - Presentations Online

Review videos and presentations from the VECAN Conference Here!

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Vermont Climate Action Commission Makes Five Short-Term Recommendations

The Vermont Climate Action Commission – the 21-member diverse stakeholder group charged by Governor Phil Scott to make recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – advanced a set of five short-term recommendations

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VNRC’s Johanna Miller To Serve On Governor Scott’s Climate Change Commission

Today, Governor Phil Scott will sign an Executive Order creating the Climate Action Commission. With a focus on affordability and the economy, the Commission will identify steps Vermont must take to achieve our renewable energy and greenhouse gas pollution.

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Energy Case Studies On The Dashboard

We’ve been collecting stories of energy heroes, great energy projects and initiatives and we want to share them with you!

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Vermont Energy Committees

Vermont’s network of town energy committees continues to grow, reflecting a powerful grassroots response to the pressing need to cut energy costs, foster renewable energy generation and lessen the state’s contribution to global warming.

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Projects, resources, initiatives

Learn about campaigns, resources, case studies and policies to support your efforts to save energy, save money and reduce waste.

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Learn about campaigns, resources, case studies and policies to advance your renewable energy generation priorities, including solar, wind, biomass and hydro.

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Find out about the innovative approaches, initiatives, success stories and strategies to foster transportation efficiency and walkable, bikeable, compact communities.

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Find out and engage in the policy and planning efforts underway to ensure Vermont achieves its essential 90 percent by 2050 renewable energy goal.

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Informing and shaping community conversations, local initiatives and regional and state policy arenas is imperative. Find timely policy news and ways to effectively engage.

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Find information here about grant or other funding options to support your community’s priorities, as well as information about financing for clean energy investments.

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