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    Vermont Climate Assessment

    The Vermont Climate Assessment is the first state-level report in the nation detailing the environmental, social and economic impacts of climate change on an individual state. For more information and the report, click here.

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    U.S. National Climate Assessment

    The recently released National Climate Assessment is the most comprehensive report on how climate change is already impacting the United States.  The report also discusses mitigation and adaptation strategies. Find the report here.

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    Button Up Vermont Day 2014!

    Vermont House of Representatives passes resolution recognizing November 1 — the first Saturday this November — as the “Button Up Vermont Day of Action.”  Read more here.

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    Heating Efficiency Success Stories

    Making comprehensive efficiency improvements in Vermont’s homes, schools and buildings can save money, create jobs and reduce pollution.  Check out VNRC‘s collection of Heating Efficiency Success Stories for inspiring examples from around the state.

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    Net Metering Bill Passes!

    Governor Shumlin signed H.702 — an expansion of the state’s successful net metering program — into law.  Read more here(Photo: Wilson Ring, AP)

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    Community Solar Success Stories in Vermont

    Vermont’s energy transition is taking shape in a number of ways.  Learn how community solar is playing a critical role in the process through six Vermont case studies.

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    Farm To Plate Energy Success Stories

    The Vermont Farm to Plate Network recently released seven Energy Success Stories detailing how renewable energy and energy efficiency have wide ranging benefits and impacts on Vermont’s food system.  Check them out!

VECAN Welcomes You!

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.

Find out how you can start an energy committee or access a diversity of energy related resources, learn more about many important projects energy committees across the state are undertaking and help Vermont take needed action!

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A Path to Action on Climate

6-13-12 VNRCVNRC’s Executive Director, Brian Shupe, talks climate action in Vermont and the opportunity of the soon-to-be-released Total Energy Study.

Community Solar gets Boost Through CEDF

102kW_site_view_Town_Garage_AegisNine community solar projects receive funding through the Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF).  Overall these grants will support the installation of more than 500 kilowatts of solar for schools, towns, and communities in Vermont. For more info click here.

Vermont Goes Idle Free

noidlingBFP Vermont prohibited idling of motor vehicles law now in effect.  The benefits include saving money, improving air quality and our health, slowing the advance of climate change, and conserving energy.

Find everything you need to know at idlefreevt.org

Moving Our Moral Compass Toward Action on Climate Change

JM profileThe Vermont Natural Resources Council’s Energy Program Director, Johanna Miller, offers her take on what it will take to spur greater action on climate change.

Read more here.

Energy Efficiency: A Powerful Action Against Climate Change

Fran Putnam AwardWeybridge energy committee member, Fran Putnam, discusses importance of energy efficiency as key climate action strategy in Vermont. And why she works so hard…

Read more here.