Category Archives: Energy

LEED Training – Burlington – Spring Webinars

Make your resume stand out with the premier sustainability designation called the LEED Green Associate! LEED is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. As buildings can become LEED Certified, people can become LEED accredited! The best way to break into the sustainability space is to attain the LEED Green Associate. It also shows employers and clients […]

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Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program Summer 2022

We are pleased to share the launch of the Summer 2022 term of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program (CCUWDP). This summer, CCUWDP is offering 48 workforce development program positions across the nation and applications are now available.  This is a wonderful opportunity for students looking to gain experience in […]

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VTIPL March 2022 Newsletter – Register Now for Our Spring Conference!

Photo courtesy Donna C. RobertsGreen Mountains, Blue Water NewsLimits to Growth: Finding Pathways to a Sustainable Future – Register Now for VTIPL Spring Conference – April 24, Norwich, VTVTIPL Virtual Screening of Film, Youth v. Gov, with Youth Panel – April 14Bill McKibben: This is How We Defeat Putin & Other Petrostate AutocratsIPCC 6th Assessment Report – Extent […]

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REV2022 Conference & Expo: Date, Theme, and RFP Announcement

SAVE THE DATE!This year’s Renewable Energy Vermont Conference & Expo will take place in person on October 27th & 28th in Burlington, VT! Registration will open this summer, and you can follow REV social media and/or the REV Conference website for updates!This year’s theme, “Our Clean Energy Future in a Changing World: Resilient, Inclusive, Secure,” promises an event that […]

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Update on Burlington’s Net Zero Energy City Progress

Neighbors,I want to update you on several new programs and rebates being launched by the Burlington Electric Department (BED) and invite you to two Town Hall Meetings to discuss how you can:Take direct action to fight climate change, andLower your household or business’s dependence on fossil fuels amidst a potentially lengthy period in which fuel […]

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March E-News from VNRC – and mid-session update!

Between progress toward an Environmental Justice law in Vermont, a historic US Supreme Court nomination, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it’s been a momentous week for Vermont, the nation, and the world. Read on for updates — and don’t forget today is town Meeting Day!March E-Newsletter from VNRCLatest news…— Today is Town Meeting Day — Polls […]

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Virtual presentation on the Winooski Dome – March 7

There will be a panel presentation on the fabled Winooski Dome project that I am moderating on the evening of March 7 as part of my work for the Heritage Winooski Mill Museum.  During the energy crisis of the late 1970s, Winooski attracted international interest for its controversial proposal to build a dome over the city to […]

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February E-News from VNRC

February E-Newsletter from VNRCLatest news…— Environmental Common Agenda — Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV) will be releasing the 2022 Environmental Common Agenda tomorrow. The Common Agenda is the Vermont environmental community’s guide to this year’s top legislative priorities for the environment, and a vision for future progress. VCV will also be awarding the Environmental Rising Star Award to Representatives Gabrielle Stebbins and Dane […]

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You’re invited! Historic Buildings’ Path to Net Zero Energy – Nov. 17

You’re invited!Historic Buildings’ Pathto Net Zero EnergyWednesday, November 17 from 12:00 to 1:00pmPlease join the Burlington 2030 District and co-sponsorsBurlington Electric Department and Burlington’s Certified Local Government Program for this special lunch time webinar event. Click here for more details + to register! Join the Burlington 2030 District and co-sponsors Burlington Electric Department and Burlington’s Certified Local Government Program […]

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Vermont Research News

Amphibian road kill New research from Maine shows a sharp decrease in amphibian deaths due to decreased traffic last spring. Fewer cars meant fewer frogs, salamanders and other wildlife killed by vehicles. The coordinator of Vermont’s Reptile and Amphibian Atlas observed a similar decline in the state. In May 2020 there were 40% fewer vehicles on Vermont’s roads on some key […]

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