energy conversation is a climate and equity conversation
I hope you’ve all seen the new EAN 2018 Annual Progress Report, which was released last week. See below for a snippet from the report and visit our website to download the full report, read the recent media coverage, and learn more about the highlights. Interested in sharing a presentation of the report’s results for your organization or business? Reach out to Sarah Wolfe to learn more.
It’s a busy time for the Network! We wanted to share a few exciting announcements from Network members before we dive into the top total energy news for the month.
AccelVT is now accepting applications for its Summer 2019 program. The accelerator is seeking 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. Sound like someone you know? Visit accelvt.com. 2019 submissions are due on May 3.
The Vermont Energy Education Program (VEEP) is offering a five-day Summer Institute for K-12 science teachers, August 12–16, 2019, at Lake Morey Resort in 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. Learn more and register at veep.org or contact Deanna Bailey.
Enjoy the sunshine this week!

 

Total Energy News – March 2019
Your Update on Vermont and National Energy News
Greetings!
I hope you’ve all seen the new
EAN 2018 Annual Progress Report, which was released last week. See below for a snippet from the report and visit our website to
download the full report, read the
recent media coverage, and learn more about the
highlights. Interested in sharing a presentation of the report’s results for your organization or business? Reach out to
Sarah Wolfe to learn more.
It’s a busy time for the Network! We wanted to share a few exciting announcements from Network members before we dive into the top total energy news for the month.
AccelVT is now accepting applications for its Summer 2019 program. The accelerator is seeking 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. Sound like someone you know?
Visit accelvt.com. 2019 submissions are due on May 3.
The
Vermont Energy Education Program (VEEP) is offering a five-day Summer Institute for K-12 science teachers, August 12–16, 2019, at Lake Morey Resort in 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. Learn more and register at
veep.org or contact
Deanna Bailey.
Enjoy the sunshine this week!
Best,
The EAN Team
News from the World
Youth Strike for Climate
Some of the most prominent voices in the global climate conversation can’t vote yet, but they’re making an impact. Learn more about the global student climate strikes, including the strike tomorrow, March 15th.
Fortune,
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What’s the
Green New Deal?
Nationally, the energy and climate conversation has been focused on the Green New Deal that’s been proposed in Congress. Learn more about what the current resolution is… and isn’t.
Electric Pickup Trucks
One hurdle that’s been identified for electric vehicle adoption is some Vermonters’ preference for pickup trucks. New electric models may offer a path forward.
Greentech Media,
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Data Download: 2018 Annual Progress Report
Though some may talk about transportation, thermal, and electricity as equal parts of Total Energy, each energy sector is unique in Vermont when it comes to relative energy use, emissions produced, and the energy burden (share of total energy costs for Vermonters) each creates. On all counts, transportation is the biggest challenge.
See below for more information on our next
Speaker Series
event, which will focus on prioritizing equity in policy design.
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EAN’s
Leveraging Change Speaker Series
continues with a conversation about Quebec’s experience designing equitable climate and energy policies. Join us on
Thursday, March 28th
from 4-6pm in Montpelier.

Learn more and RSVP here
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Vermont’s
largest energy fair is back again. Head to Duxbury for the annual
Waterbury LEAP Fair on Saturday, April 6th from 9am-3pm at Crossett Brook Middle School.
Learn more here.
Member Spotlight: Brian Gray

The Energy Co-op is proud to collaborate with Vermont homeowners to provide reliable and affordable home heating services. We offer efficiency advice and provide tailor-made pathways to reduce energy consumption that encourage our members to ‘Use Less and Save More.'”
Brian Gray recently authored a commentary in response to EAN’s 2018 Annual Progress Report, sharing his perspective as an energy provider working to transition Vermonters off of fossil fuels.
Read the commentary here.
The Vermont Total Energy Ticker
New EAN Report
VPR’s John Dillon talked with Jared Duval about the latest Progress Report, Vermont’s status on energy and emissions, and how Vermont can benefit from transitioning from fossil fuels.
Clean Energy Investment
A new report found that Northeast states including Vermont spend $8.2 billion each year on imported fossil fuels, a number that could be cut significantly by transitioning to clean energy.
Transportation in Vermont
The new chair of the House Committee on Transportation doesn’t own a car. What does that mean for how the Transportation Committee has been looking at policy this session?
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