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    Solar in Your Community Webinar

    We had an informative webinar and great discussion with about 30 interested Vermonters about the Solar in Your Community Challenge yesterday.  If you couldn’t attend or want to revisit it watch the webinar here.

    The Solar in Your Community Challenge is offering $5 million in cash prizes and technical assistance over 18 months, for communities to work together to create replicable, innovative business and financial models that expand solar to low- and moderate-income households. Because not all Americans own their rooftop, the Challenge aims to spur the development of inclusive solutions—like community solar—to help even more Americans go solar.


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    Regional Energy Roundtables

    Find an event near you! More here.

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    2015 VECAN Conference

    Over 250 Vermonters showed their commitment to a clean energy future by attending the 8th Annual “Community Energy & Climate Action Conference”. Read more about the day and find presentations here.

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    Community Solar Toolbox – A Resource for All

    VNRC has been working to build an online Community Solar Toolbox – click here to enter!

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    Green Mountain Power’s eHome Initiative

    Green Mountain Power is launching an innovative home energy service – 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.

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!

VECAN Newsletter Signup

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VECAN Conference 2016

We want to extend a big thank you to everyone who was able to attend the 9th Annual VECAN Conference and all the partners and sponsors who made the day possible. If you attend a workshop that you want to revisit or weren’t able to attend it and want to check out what you missed – scroll down until you see the workshop and click the hyperlinked presenter name to access their presentation.

Community Solar Toolbox

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Vermont’s Total Energy Study

Flag-of-Vermont(thumb)The Final Report concludes that Vermont’s energy and climate goals are affordable and achievable. Find out more 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