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At our Leveraging Change Speaker Series event next week, we'll be learning more about grid modernization and how Vermont can increase our leadership in preparing our electric grid for strategic electrification, storage, and increased renewable electric generation. One key metric we'll discuss is storage, including some of the progress shown in this map with the adoption of residential and commercial battery storage.
Our first Leveraging Change Speaker Series event was a big success, and it was great to see so many of you there. The next event will be a conversation about the timely topic of grid modernization, and will include EAN’s holiday celebration, with a recognition of our 2018 Anne & Arthur Berndt Award recipient! That’s right around the corner on Thursday, December 20th at Down Home Kitchen in Montpelier. Click here to learn more and RSVP!
The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD), an EAN member, has just announced that they are inviting towns to apply for the 2019 Climate Economy Model Communities Program. This is a great opportunity to rally your community together to identify and implement strategies that improve your local economy while also tackling climate change.
An overview and application materials can be found here. Applications are due on January 18, 2019. Please reach out to Jon Copans at VCRD with any questions.

Total Energy News – December 2018Read more …

Living in Vermont, we spend a lot of time getting from Point A to Point B. How we do that matters. The worst choice, from an emissions standpoint, is driving alone in a fossil fueled car. At the other end of the spectrum is making that trip in an electric vehicle (particularly when it's powered by our increasingly renewable electric supply). Best of all? Take a bike!

We are excited to announce the first event in our Leveraging Change Speaker Series coming up next Thursday, November 15th at Down Home Kitchen in Montpelier. Read on for more details about this exciting kickoff event or just register here

We are now accepting nominations for the 2018 Anne and Arthur Berndt Award. The award will be presented at our second Speaker Series event on December 20th. Click here to read more about the criteria and submit a nomination.
EAN Member Energy Futures Group recently released a paper on the Statewide Total Energy Program (STEP), or Tier 3. It’s a valuable overview of a key Vermont energy policy, and contains important analysis of the impacts of this program on electric rates and emissions. If you haven’t already taken a look, you can find the paper at EFG’s website.

Total Energy News – November 2018Read more …

The recent IPCC report demonstrates the necessity of curbing emissions, particularly from energy. Here in Vermont, energy makes up 81% of our greenhouse gas emissions, but the chart at the left demonstrates the need to focus on the thermal and transportation sectors, which together make up more than 70% of Vermont's emissions.
We’ve changed up the order this month. With sobering news from the IPCC making headlines, we wanted to highlight some global, national, state, and local action happening to impact energy and emissions. Scroll down to see the Vermont Total Energy Ticker at the bottom of the newsletter.
Before you dive in, have you shared your thoughts on EAN’s 2017 Annual Progress Report? We’re already starting to work on the 2018 Annual Progress Report, and we want to hear from you. What was useful to you about the 2017 report, and what would you like to see in the next report?
Finally, EAN is launching the Leveraging Change Speaker Series in November. Read more on our Upcoming Events page and stay tuned for speaker announcements!

Total Energy News – October 2018Read more …

As summer turns into fall, Vermonters start to think about how they'll stay warm this winter. Renewable heating options are consistently lower cost and more stable and predictable than their fossil fuel counterparts, as demonstrated by this chart of fuel prices from 1998-2018.
We’re getting into the busy fall season, with lots of educational events and conferences coming up in the next few months, including another chance for you to learn more about the findings and data in our 2017 Annual Report. See below and on our website for details of these events.
In addition, we’re already starting to look ahead towards our 2018 Report, and we want to hear from you. How have you used the 2017 Report? What elements were particularly useful to you, and what would you like to see different in 2018? Please fill out this survey to share your thoughts.

Total Energy News – September 2018Read more …

Vermont's energy is not as renewable as you might think. Although Vermont's electricity sector is becoming significantly more renewable (43% source energy, 55% site energy), Vermont's total energy is still only 20% renewable.
Thanks to everyone who has expressed interest in the Vermont Energy Future Initiative. The outpouring of enthusiasm shows a deep commitment to get to work from so many members and leaders across the state. We’ll be in touch with more details on how to get involved soon.
With with the release of the Climate Action Commission report and the 2019 legislative session approaching, we know that folks are looking ahead to important policy discussions from weatherization and electric vehicles to renewable electric adoption, advanced wood heat, and more.
EAN is working to ensure these conversations are grounded in data about our current total energy status and the impact of specific actions. If there’s a conversation your organization or business is focused on that could be served by better data or analysis, let us know! We’re already thinking about our 2018 report and how we can best build this shared understanding of our energy transition.

Total Energy News – August 2018Read more …

Contact EAN

  • Jared Duval

    Jared Duval

    Executive Director
    802‑829‑7421   jduval@eanvt.org
  • Robert Fish

    Rob Fish

    Energy Dashboard Manager
    802‑383‑8527   rfish@eanvt.org
  • Carolyn Wesley

    Carolyn Wesley

    Network Manager
    802‑734‑0046   cwesley@eanvt.org
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