Advancing the Clean Energy Economy
As the sun finally starts making its presence felt in Vermont, we have positive stories of renewable electric advancements both here at home and across the country. But as we know, transportation is the biggest energy user and the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases in Vermont, while electricity is by far the least impactful sector already. That means we can use the positive trends in clean electricity to power efficient, electric cold climate heat pumps and vehicles.
Join us to learn more about the investments that Vermont and our region can make to bend the curve towards a clean energy future at our next Leveraging Change Speaker Series coming up next Tuesday, May 14th. We’ll hear from Phil Huffman (TNC) and Christine Donovan (VEIC) on their new report, “Advancing Clean Energy Investment in Northern New England,” and discuss how Vermont could move some of the recommendations forward.
Then, join us in June at the Resilient VT conference to discuss how Vermont can strengthen its infrastructure and systems in the face of the climate crisis, and what programs are already working to create a more resilient state.
Best,
The EAN Team
Total Energy News – May 2019
Your Update on Vermont and National Energy News
Greetings!
As the sun finally starts making its presence felt in Vermont, we have positive stories of renewable electric advancements both here at home and across the country. But as we know, transportation is the biggest energy user and the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases in Vermont, while electricity is by far the least impactful sector already. That means we can use the positive trends in clean electricity to power efficient, electric cold climate heat pumps and vehicles.
Join us to learn more about the investments that Vermont and our region can make to bend the curve towards a clean energy future at our next
Leveraging Change Speaker Series coming up next Tuesday, May 14th. We’ll hear from Phil Huffman (TNC) and Christine Donovan (VEIC) on their new report, “Advancing Clean Energy Investment in Northern New England,” and discuss how Vermont could move some of the recommendations forward.
Then, join us in June at the
Resilient VT conference to discuss how Vermont can strengthen its infrastructure and systems in the face of the climate crisis, and what programs are already working to create a more resilient state.
Best,
The EAN Team
News from the World
Renewables
Surpass Coal
Last month, renewable electric generation in the US surpassed generation from coal, a new milestone in the growth of renewable resources like wind and solar.
Heat Pumps
Even in the coldest climates (like, say, Vermont), heat pumps make economic sense for an efficient heating source for our homes and businesses.
Greentech Media,
Clean Electricity
With the passage of Washington’s clean electric bill this week, Grist writes how now 1 in 5 Americans live in a place that has committed to achieving 100% clean electricity.
Grist,
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Clean energy jobs in Vermont
With 18,759 jobs, clean energy jobs in Vermont make up 6% of total statewide jobs in Vermont,
a higher share than any other state.
The median income for these jobs is $26.71,
higher than the median income for the state.
The majority of these jobs are in energy efficiency (10,570), followed by renewable energy (6,263).
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Leveraging Change Speaker Series
is a conversation about how strategic investments in clean energy can transform the New England economy and transition us away from fossil fuels. Join us on
Tuesday, May 14th
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Register Today: 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 Spotlight: Rebecca Towne
“We are committed to
expanding electrification of cooling, heating, and transportation systems as we continue to move towards a low-carbon and clean energy supply. We believe that by pursuing innovation and creative solutions we can ensure an even brighter and more resilient energy future that benefits our members and the environment.”
The Vermont Total Energy Ticker
Green Mountain Power commits to 100% by 2030
Green Mountain Power announced its commitment to reach 100% renewable electricity by 2030. The utility is currently above 60% renewable and 90% carbon free, and plans to meet 100% carbon free by 2025.
Banning Fossil Fuel Infrastructure?
Last month, State Representatives heard testimony on banning new fossil fuel infrastructure in VT. Shortly after the hearing, the Chair of House Energy, Rep. Briglin, said the bill will not move out of committee this session.
Resilient Homes
Battery Pilot
As part of its strategy to reach 100% renewable by 2030, Green Mountain Power is also piloting a new program to use battery systems as meters, which could increase home resilience and energy savings for Vermonters.
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