One of the troubling findings of recent public health research has been that communities with higher exposure to particulate pollution, especially black communities, are experiencing higher COVID-19 hospitalizations and death rates. Fossil fuel combustion is one of the leading sources of particulate matter in the U.S., especially from coal-fired power plants and
At the end of February, Vermont’s unemployment rate registered 2.4 percent – the lowest in the nation. Now, with both Vermont and the nation headed for double-digit unemployment, the question of how to create durable, well-paying jobs will be as important as ever.
In this context, it is worth highlighting the importance of
One of the critical lessons from the COVID pandemic is that our highly interdependent global economy is more vulnerable to disruptions than we previously thought. While we cannot predict how or when we will rebound from this pandemic, we know that investing in our local economy will make us more resilient.
The headline of the March 15th VT Digger article covering the release of EAN’s Annual Progress Report reads: “Curbing emissions could save Vermonters $800 million.” Let’s look at the assumptions behind this figure, which was independently arrived at by the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) and is a conservative estimate
Electric charging cost less and is more predictable
As the chart above illustrates, drivers of gasoline and diesel passenger vehicles are subject to wide price swings from month to month and year to year.
Electric vehicle charging costs are lower and much more stable. If a driver can utilize one of the off-peak charging