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    Annual Conference 2014

    Despite wintry weather, over 250 intrepid Vermonters attended VECAN’s 7th annual “Community Energy & Climate Action Conference.” Once again, it was a powerful, energizing event focused on clean energy and climate solutions. Read more here!

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    Call For Community Energy Awards Nominations

    VECAN is tracking down the most noteworthy leaders, committees, and projects for Community Energy Awards at the Dec. 6th annual conference. We want suggestions from you! Read more here.

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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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    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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    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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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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Button Up Vermont Day 2014!

Button Up Vermont Day of Action is quickly approaching. Get involved by entering the video contest and participating in your community! Find out more here.

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.