Bill to Expand Appliance Efficiency Standards Passes First Milestone

Last week, the House Committee on Energy & Technology passed H.410, the bill to expand appliance efficiency standards to products that are not currently covered at the Federal level. The bill passed 7-1 with tripartisan support (see below for the full vote count). The standards included in H.410 would save…

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Bill introduced to use VW settlement money for electrification

On January 23, Rep. Mary Sullivan (D-Chittenden-6-5) introduced legislation (H.682) that limits the use of VW funds to electrification projects, including installing charging stations around Vermont, electrifying school and transit buses, and electrifying medium and large trucks. Rep. Sullivan was joined by 40 of her colleagues as cosponsors on the…

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VPIRG Signs On to Transportation Electrification Accord

In November 2017, VPIRG signed onto the Transportation Electrification Accord along with a broad array of organizations and businesses committed to an equitable, prosperous and electrified transportation future. Among other principles, the Accord recognizes that electric vehicles (both light duty and heavy duty) can “advance economic development, create jobs, provide grid…

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Mother Up! And VPIRG Team Up

Over the course of the last week, VPIRG organizers met with regional Mother Up! groups in Burlington, Montpelier, and Brattleboro to discuss our climate and clean energy priorities for the 2018 legislative session, as well as best practices for citizen lobbying. Mother Up! Is a node of 350VT geared towards…

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