It’s time to end our dependence on dirty fossil fuels and replace them with conservation, efficiency and clean energy.

Our plan will help Vermonters save money, create good-paying jobs, and slash climate and air pollution. Here’s how:

    Create a statewide Energy Independence Fund so that more Vermonters can take advantage of energy solutions that save money and cut carbon pollution.
    Put an end to fossil fuel companies’ practice of using our atmosphere as their dumping ground for free. Instead, oil and gas companies should pay a tax based on the global warming impact of their pollution.
    Holding polluters financially accountable means massive tax cuts for Vermonters and Vermont businesses, and additional rebates for low-income Vermonters.


Paul Burns & Jon Erickson Debate Climate Solutions with Ethan Allen Institute

VPIRG Executive Director Paul Burns and UVM professor and Gund Institute economist Jon Erickson made the case for pricing carbon pollution in a debate against opponents from the climate-change-denying Ethan Allen Institute Thursday night in Montpelier. Burns and Erickson went back and forth with the Ethan Allen Institute’s Rob Roper…

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VPIRG Challenges VT GOP Chair to Debate Merits of Energy Independence and Climate Solutions

The executive director of the Vermont Public Interest Research Group today challenged the Chairman of the Vermont Republican Party to a debate over the merits of policies leading to energy independence and climate solutions for Vermont. On Wednesday, Chairman David Sunderland issued a press release on behalf of the Republicans…

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