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Greetings!
Thanks to those of you who joined us (in person or virtually) for our first co-hosted event with VTDigger on Tuesday night: “The Road to the Future: Transportation in Vermont.” If you weren’t able to make it, you can find the recording of the full event here and see VTDigger’s write-up here.
If you’re craving more energy-related discussion, our next two Speaker Series events are coming right up. We’re changing the schedule from our usual third Thursday, so mark your calendars: Tuesday, April 23rd from 5:00-7:00 and Tuesday, May 14th from 5:00-7:00. Read on for more details about our April event.
Do you have an update or event to share with us? We’ve just added a “Member Updates” portion of this newsletter so that we can help spread the word to the whole network. Email Sarah with the details and recommended language, and please note our newsletter goes out on the second Thursday every month.
Best,
The EAN Team

 

Total Energy News – April 2019
Your Update on Vermont and National Energy News
Greetings!
Thanks to those of you who joined us (in person or virtually) for our first co-hosted event with VTDigger on Tuesday night: “The Road to the Future: Transportation in Vermont.” If you weren’t able to make it, you can find the
recording of the full event here and see
VTDigger’s write-up here.
If you’re craving more energy-related discussion, our next two Speaker Series events are coming right up. We’re changing the schedule from our usual third Thursday, so
mark your calendars:
Tuesday, April 23rd from 5:00-7:00 and Tuesday, May 14th from 5:00-7:00. Read on for more details about our April event.
Do you have an update or event to share with us? We’ve just added a “Member Updates” portion of this newsletter so that we can help spread the word to the whole network.
Email Sarah with the details and recommended language, and please note our newsletter goes out on the second Thursday every month.
Best,
The EAN Team
News from the World
Carbon Pricing Worldwide
The New York Times took a closer look at economies around the globe that have instituted carbon pricing or regulating mechanisms and how they’ve been working so far to reduce emissions.
NYTimes,
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CA’s Carbon Investments
Looking at just one of those economies, Grist examined how California has invested the substantial revenues generated from the state’s participation in the Western Climate Initiative thus far.
Grist,
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Efficiency & Affordability
ACEEE found that in a time of increasing housing pressures and financial burdens on low income households, efficiency can be a key strategy to manage costs and provide savings.
ACEEE,
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How renewable is Vermont?
When looking at each sector, it’s clear that electricity is the most renewable, at 63%. However, the electric sector only makes up 14% of Vermont’s total energy use.
Transportation and thermal combined make up 86% of our energy use and are only 5% and 19% renewable, respectively.
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EAN’s
Leveraging Change Speaker Series
continues with a conversation about a new report focused on what Vermont can learn about cap-and-invest policies. Join us on
Tuesday, April 23rd
from
5-7pm
in Montpelier.Learn more and RSVP here
.

Save the Date: The Resilient VT Network is hosting a conference that will examine how Vermont communities can be more resilient in our
Energy, Water, and Food systems.
Join us at Norwich University on June 7-8.
Member Updates
Accel-VT is seeking applicants for their
Energy 2019
program,
which challenges participants to be part of a competitively-selected cohort of startup and/or seed stage ventures who offer new technologies, or novel applications of existing technologies,
aimed at reducing fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions in the heating and/or transportation sector
.
Learn more and apply
.
The
Vermont Energy Education Program
is offering a five-day 
Summer Institute for K-12 science teachers, 
August 12–16, 2019, at Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT. The institute, Ambitious Instruction for Energy & Climate Action
,
 is a week-long dive for K-12 teachers into hands-on investigations, best instructional practices, and student-driven action. Tuition includes lodging and meals, with optional graduate credits; scholarships available. 
Get more info and register
or contact
Deanna Bailey
with questions!
Member Spotlight: Tara Kulkarni
“Resilience is about ensuring that people will always have a reliable source of clean water and food, uninterrupted energy, and a stable home and workplace, regardless of the changes in climate.
We believe that complex global challenges can only be solved by creative and innovative teams. That’s who we are, researchers and entrepreneurs, seeking to be leaders in climate resilience and security and citizens of this global community.”
Learn more at
www.norwich.edu/cgrs/
The Vermont Total Energy Ticker
Weatherization increase challenges
With almost everyone agreeing that the Weatherization Assistance Program serves a critical need for low-income Vermonters, the House and Senate have struggled to agree on a funding source this session.
WEC: How utilities are contributing to emissions progress
Patty Richards, General Manager of Washington Electric Coop (WEC), writes about how the state’s Renewable Energy Standard is pushing state utilities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
How is climate change impacting Vermont today?
This month’s “Brave Little State” focused on the impacts of climate change on Vermont and Vermonters – not out in the future, but today. The episode interviewed homeowners describing increasing flooding since Hurricane Irene.
Have an upcoming event or news story to share?
Let us know.

 

Contact EAN

  • Jared Duval

    Jared Duval

    Executive Director
    802‑829‑7421   jduval@eanvt.org
  • Sarah Wolfe

    Sarah Wolfe

    Network Director
    802‑272‑1769   swolfe@eanvt.org
  • Robert Fish

    Robert Fish

    VT Energy Dashboard Manager
    802‑383‑8527   rfish@eanvt.org
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