VPIRG Comments on Total Energy Study

Two years ago, due in part to hundred of comments from VPIRG supporters, Vermont set a goal of getting 90% of our energy from renewable sources by 2050. Now, the State is assembling another report that could impact Vermont energy policy for years to come.  If the document that laid…

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VPIRG Member: Stop Denying Climate Change

In an editorial on Nov. 2,The Caledonian Record argued against building renewable wind projects in Vermont because “the science behind Shumlin’s ‘global warming’ fanaticism is, at best, unresolved.”1 In response, we ran an ad in their newspaper (politely) letting The Caledonian Record and its readers know that climate change is…

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Wind Turbine Health Impact Study: Report of Independent Expert Panel

A number of new wind projects have been built in Massachusetts in recent years. To ensure renewable energy developments can be built while maintaining the health and well-being of project neighbors, the Commonwealth convened an extensive study of public health concerns. Their scientific, peer-reviewed study concluded that there are no…

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Vermont Energy Generation Siting Commission

In October 2012, Governor Shumlin appointed a commission to look at the energy generation siting process in Vermont. The committee is tasked with making specific recommendations  for how the state might improve the siting process when compared to other states, as well as how to best integrate public participation in…

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Vermont’s Comprehensive Energy Plan

After many months of work and a tremendous amount of public input, the state created a comprehensive energy plan calling for 90% of our energy needs (electricity, heating and transportation) to be met with renewable resources by 2050. Read the plan here!

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