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Post Mills — As Vermont’s ever-shifting energy landscape continues to shake up the renewable energy sector, a community solar array coming online this month will showcase a new twist on existing financial models.

“This is a hybrid,” said Dori Wolfe, whose company, Wolfe Energy in Strafford, has purchased two shares — at a cost

VTDigger & Valley News: Thetford residents, farm, officials partner on community solar array – by Matt Hongoltz-HetlingRead more …

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Montpelier — Gov. Phil Scott met with his climate action commission on Monday to hear ways Vermont can curb carbon emissions while spurring economic development and energy affordability. It marked the first time the governor met with the full board he appointed last year.

Commissioners described ways to wean the state off fossil fuels

VTDigger & Valley News: Scott Trades Ideas With Climate Commission – by Elizabeth GribkoffRead more …

As of 2017, Vermont’s energy use was 20 percent renewable, up from 12 percent renewable in 2010, according to the 2017 Annual Report by the Energy Action Network (EAN). That’s a 66-percent increase in seven years, but the annual report says that this pace of increase is not fast enough to reach the

The Bridge: Vermont’s Renewable Energy Use Increases, But Not Enough Says Report – by Phil ToddRead more …

Roughly one year ago, with much fanfare, Gov. Phil Scott created the Vermont Climate Action Commission, whose charge was to produce recommendations for fighting climate change in Vermont. The commission was greeted with a fair bit of skepticism, partly because Scott’s environmental track record is heavy on delay and incrementalism, and partly because he strongly

Seven Days: Climate Redaction: Report’s Slow Roll Sparks Skepticism – by John WaltersRead more …

By Neal Goswami, Link to original story and video

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) There are now 53 recommendations sitting with Vermont’s governor on how the state should tackle climate change. But some say those aren’t enough.

The state has ambitious goals to reduce carbon emissions in Vermont but data shows it’s increased in recent years. The recommendations

WCAX: How should Vermont Tackle Climate Change?Read more …

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