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VPIRG Hails Introduction of Right to Repair Legislation

The Vermont Public Interest Research Group hailed the introduction of two bills (H.79 and H.81) last week that, if enacted, would establish a right-to-repair in Vermont. Both bills were introduced with a long, trans-partisan list of co-sponsors, demonstrating the broad support for this commonsense reform. Right-to-repair, sometimes called fair repair, seeks to address the growing …

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2023 Legislative Priorities

The 2023 Vermont legislative session is upon us and the Vermont legislature will include possibly more new faces than any time in history. VPIRG has an ambitious public interest agenda that includes unfinished business from the 2022 session like helping Vermonters transition to cleaner, more affordable heating options for their home and modernizing the Bottle …

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VPIRG is hiring for a full time Development Director!

Job Title: Development Director Reports to: Associate Director Effective Date: Start date flexible between January – March 2023 Salary Range: $60,000-$75,000 annualized salary, plus VPIRG’s extraordinary benefits package, including 100% employer paid health insurance, IRA matching program, and four weeks annual vacation. Total value of compensation package equivalent to $75,000-$100,000 annual salary. Job Summary: VPIRG …

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Vermont Adopts Rules for Cleaner Cars and Trucks

State Joins Coast-to-Coast Movement to Adopt Zero-Emission Vehicle Regulations Vermont moved forward with two key regulations to address pollution from transportation in the state: the Advanced Clean Cars (ACC) II program and the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) regulation. The Agency of Natural Resouces rule filing today to the Secretary of States office makes the rules …

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Advanced Clean Cars II & Advanced Clean Trucks Rules Would Expand EV Access

Transportation is the single largest contributor to climate pollution in Vermont, but it has been difficult for Vermonters to find the zero-emission vehicles that are necessary to meet our state’s climate goals. Fortunately, it is about to become a lot easier thanks to new rules that Vermont is poised to adopt this December.   The Advanced …

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Transportation Infrastructure, Alternatives, & What’s Next

As we move towards an electrified transportation future, it’s important to remember that not everybody wants, needs, or can afford a personal electric vehicle – and we can and must do far more to give Vermonters viable alternatives to driving cars and trucks everywhere they need to go. One of the best ways to tackle …

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Electrifying Transportation and Moving away from Single Occupancy Gas-powered Vehicles

As Vermont continues to work toward a notable reduction of our greenhouse gas emissions, we’re going to need to make a big transition away from gas-guzzling cars to cleaner modes of transportation. The good news is the 2022 legislative session in Vermont closed with significant investments in sustainable transportation that will help expand Vermonters’ options …

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$35 Million to Support Electrification Incentives, Load Management and Storage, and Advanced Metering Infrastructure

As Vermont works to tackle the reduction of our greenhouse gas emissions, more and more residents will need access to affordable, reliable, and accessible clean electricity. Fortunately, this legislative session brought $35 million for electrification – primarily for low- and moderate-income Vermonters – that will broadly support our state’s continued transition away from fossil fuels …

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$80 million in Weatherization Investments Bring Greater Access and Affordability for Low- and Moderate-Income Vermonters

This legislative session brought massive, historic investments totaling $80 million for low- and moderate-income Vermonters interested in weatherizing their homes. The last decade has seen dramatic improvements in how we insulate buildings—weatherization means adding insulation and air sealing crucial areas of a building to better maintain temperature, control moisture, keep pests and pollutants out, and …

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New Program Funds Community Weatherization & Cleaner Heat for Vermont Communities

Vermont communities interested in reducing their energy bills and cutting climate pollution have something to celebrate. H.518, the Municipal Energy Resilience Initiatives bill is now law, setting the stage for $45 million in federal Covid-19 relief dollars to flow to municipalities for investments in weatherization, switching to super-efficient cold climate heat pumps or other clean …

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