energy burden map
Greetings!
Below you will also find:
  • A preview of some new transportation data that will be featured in our 2019 Annual Progress Report for Vermont, showing troubling trends in the types of new cars Vermonter are buying
  • policy agenda from the Transportation for Vermonters (T4VT) coalition, which includes many EAN network members,
  • Info about an EV test drive in Burlington today and tomorrow, and
  • A profile of the great work of the Vermont Energy Education Program (VEEP). We spent last Friday morning leading a session at the VEEP Youth Climate Leadership Academy and continue to be inspired and grateful for youth leadership on energy and climate.
In these final days of the decade, looking ahead to one of the most pivotal decades in human history, we are so grateful to work in collaboration with all of you to create a more just, thriving, and sustainable future for Vermonters.
Best,
The EAN Team
Total Energy News – December 2019
Your Update on Vermont and National Energy News
Greetings!
Below you will also find:
  • A preview of some new transportation data that will be featured in our 2019 Annual Progress Report for Vermont, showing troubling trends in the types of new cars Vermonter are buying
  • A policy agenda from the Transportation for Vermonters (T4VT) coalition, which includes many EAN network members,
  • Info about an EV test drive in Burlington today and tomorrow, and
  • A profile of the great work of the Vermont Energy Education Program (VEEP). We spent last Friday morning leading a session at the VEEP Youth Climate Leadership Academy and continue to be inspired and grateful for youth leadership on energy and climate.
In these final days of the decade, looking ahead to one of the most pivotal decades in human history, we are so grateful to work in collaboration with all of you to create a more just, thriving, and sustainable future for Vermonters.
Best,
The EAN Team
News from the World
Dozens of States Want to Keep Broken Climate Promise
States still aiming to meet U.S. climate commitments will reduce emissions 20 to 27 percent below their all-time high by 2025, a new report card shows.
The Atlantic
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Desmond Tutu calls for anti-apartheid style boycott of fossil fuel industry
A look at how investors are already shaping the future of the industry and what more can be done.
The Guardian,
How Energy Storage’s Growth Trajectory Differs From the Early Days of Solar
Storage transcends the geographic boundaries, dictated by sunshine and policy, that constrained solar’s rise.
Green Tech Media,
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New Vehicle Sales
Transportation accounts for the majority of VT GHG emissions, and those emissions have been on the rise.
Part of the issue is the kind of vehicles Vermonters are buying.
According to data from the Vermont Vehicle and Automotive Distributors Association (VADA), seven years ago 55% of new vehicles sold were SUVs or light trucks. Last year it was 80%. You don’t get the full emissions benefits of increasing vehicle efficiency when bigger and bigger models dominate new vehicle sales.
Another key component of tackling transportation emissions is reducing vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and the use of fossil fueled vehicles. Several EAN network members participate in the
Transportation for Vermonters (T4VT) coalition
, which has just released
a 2020 policy agen
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in support of this goal.
EV Test Drives Today and Tomorrow
The City of Burlington and Burlington Electric Department have arranged for four different brands of electric vehicles (EVs) to be available for anyone to test drive TODAY Dec. 12th and tomorrow Dec 13th: Audi, Hyundai, Nissan & Tesla. Four local car dealers will be on hand to answer your questions and share with you the benefits of driving a new electric car. Sign up to test drive any or all at
https://btvec.com/.
Member Profile
Cara Robechek
VT Energy Education Program (VEEP)
“VEEP regularly gets to work with students who are curious, engaged, and want to make the world a better place. We owe our young people the opportunity to learn to use science, technology, and critical thinking skills to help create a more sustainable future”
Learn more at
veep.org
The Vermont Total Energy Ticker
Battery Power Projects Are Surging in Vermont
Battery storage is charging to the forefront of Vermont’s vibrant renewable energy economy.
Emissions reduction is linchpin of climate legislation
The Legislature’s inaction on climate action bills in the first half of the biennium may be reversed in the next session.
In net metering talks, state ideals clash with ratepayer realities
The PUC is conducting a formal review net metering seeking to streamline its approval process and clarify previous rule changes. 
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