Turning on your lights, getting to work, staying warm in the winter – these are energy needs shared by all Vermonters. VPIRG is committed to fueling these needs responsibly. Our energy use can be divided into these three main sectors: electricity, transportation, and heating. To help create our clean energy future and leave a positive legacy for future generations, VPIRG is working in all three areas to repower Vermont with local, clean sources, like wind, solar, small hydro, cow power and other renewables.
We are also working to decrease our reliance on dirty and dangerous energy sources, like nuclear power and fossil fuels, which contribute to health risks, global warming, degraded air quality, water pollution, and an unstable economic future. This reliance costs Vermonters and our local economy nearly $2 billion every year, money we could keep working in our state.
With your help NOW, we can still stop S.30, a bill designed to stop the development of clean, renewable energy projects in Vermont. If S.30 is passed, it will give preferential treatment to dirty energy generated by coal, gas, oil, hydro and nuclear facilities over renewable power proposed right here in Vermont. Even community-scale solar and wind facilities will be subject to the local and regional bans allowed under the bill. Meanwhile, the giant power lines necessary to bring in dirty energy from outside the state will be exempt from any new restrictions.…Take Action
New poll shows massive public support for wind power in Vermont: Support goes up when it’s in the neighborhood
A new poll released today by the Castleton Polling Institute continues to show overwhelming public support for building renewable wind energy turbines on Vermont ridgelines. In fact, the support for building wind actually increased from 66 percent to 69 percent when the question was specifically asking about wind power being developed in your community.Continue reading »