Volkswagen Settlement Funds: The Case for Electrification

Last week, VPIRG spoke to members of the Climate Solutions Caucus in the statehouse to outline the various pieces of the Volkswagen Settlements. Our Clean Energy Advocate, Kanika Gandhi, presented the group with a memo (see below) and described the state and federal level settlement outcomes. The caucus is pushing…

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New Solar Energy FAQ

Last month, in response to all of the questions, comments, and conversations we were having about wind power, we released a Wind FAQ page on our website.  We’ve since been receiving a lot of positive feedback about the page and many of our members have found the information both helpful…

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New Wind Energy FAQ

We talk to Vermonters nearly every day about clean energy — so we know that people have a lot of questions when it comes to renewables. So, VPIRG is taking the most common questions we’ve heard and putting all the answers in one place — and we’re starting with wind power. We’ve answered…

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Vermont Takes Ninth in Solar Power Ranking

Courtesy of SolarPowerRocks.com

Vermont was recently ranked ninth in the nation in a state-by-state solar power ranking. Solar Power Rocks is an organization committed to “giving homeowners a clear picture of the policy, incentives, and investment returns on local solar panel installations.” Their rankings provide a comprehensive analysis of each state’s record on solar,…

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Why VPIRG supports updating Vermont’s successful solar law

Vermont’s most successful renewable energy program, net metering, is responsible for the exponential growth of solar in our state--today, Vermont ranks 9th in the country for solar installed per capita. To give Vermont's successful solar program room to grow, VPIRG's pressing lawmakers to update the law by passing H.702.

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Bottle Bill is Strongly Supported by Vermonters, Polling Shows

As the state reviews options for reducing waste, one proposal is a clear winner: an expanded Bottle Bill. A recent draft study shows the state could recycle more and reduce greenhouse gases by expanding its Bottle Bill – and according to polling, that’s a very popular idea among Vermonters. The…

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