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Vermont Beer Makers Delve into Energy Efficiency

6 Aug , 2018  

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How Vermont beer makers brew up energy savings by Morgan Hood, Efficiency Vermont, vermontbiz.com, July 19, 2018 Big things are brewing at Magic Hat Brewing Company in South Burlington. That’s where skilled beer makers from five Vermont breweries gathered recently with energy efficiency experts from Efficiency Vermont, Burlington Electric Department, and Loureiro Engineering Associates for a three-day intensive dive into energy […]

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Codes & Standards, Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Energy Efficiency Bill Signed Into Law in Vermont

31 May , 2018  

Vermont law ‘ups the ante’ on energy efficiency Written by Peter Maloney, utilitydive.com, May 30, 2018 Dive Brief: Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott last week signed a bill that aims to raise the ante on energy efficiency and drive more federal action. The new standards apply to a variety of appliances, including computers and monitors, […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Vermont Ski Resorts Lead in Energy Efficiency

11 Dec , 2017  

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Valerie Eacret, ERS, for Zondits Snow guns have some of the highest potential for energy savings in the efficiency world, and Vermont’s Bromley Mountain ski area has taken advantage of this to save both energy and money. Efficiency Vermont has awarded Bromley Mountain with the 2017 Energy Leadership Award ‒ Project of the Year for […]

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Finance, Markets & Business

USDA Invests $46 Million in Vermont’s Efficiency Programs

10 Jan , 2016  

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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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Hawaii & Vermont Raise the Bar with Renewable Portfolio Standard Targets

2 Jul , 2015  

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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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

The New Age for Energy-Saving Technology

26 Jun , 2015  

Power to the People The New Yorker, June 29, 2015 Issue. Image credit: geralt Mark and Sara Borkowski live with their two young daughters in a century-old, fifteen-hundred-square-foot house in Rutland, Vermont. Mark drives a school bus, and Sara works as a special-ed teacher; the cost of heating and cooling their house through the year consumes […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

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

16 Jun , 2015  

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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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

Burlington (VT) Reaches 100%-Renewables Goal

9 Feb , 2015  


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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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

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

2 Feb , 2015  


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 […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

Vermont Examines Renewable Energy Standards

28 Jan , 2015  


Changes to renewable energy standards? The Burlington Free Press, January 23, 2015 Vermont is considering a change to its energy policy that would end a practice that critics said amounted to double-counting the environmental benefits of its renewable sources of power. Legislation to be described to the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee on Friday […]

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