It’s time to end our dependence on dirty fossil fuels and replace them with conservation, efficiency and clean energy.

Our plan will help Vermonters save money, create good-paying jobs, and slash climate and air pollution. Here’s how:

    Create a statewide Energy Independence Fund so that more Vermonters can take advantage of energy solutions that save money and cut carbon pollution.
    Put an end to fossil fuel companies’ practice of using our atmosphere as their dumping ground for free. Instead, oil and gas companies should pay a tax based on the global warming impact of their pollution.
    Holding polluters financially accountable means massive tax cuts for Vermonters and Vermont businesses, and additional rebates for low-income Vermonters.


VPIRG Challenges VT GOP Chair to Debate Merits of Energy Independence and Climate Solutions

The executive director of the Vermont Public Interest Research Group today challenged the Chairman of the Vermont Republican Party to a debate over the merits of policies leading to energy independence and climate solutions for Vermont. On Wednesday, Chairman David Sunderland issued a press release on behalf of the Republicans…

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Al Gore Implores Audience to Support VT Carbon Pollution Tax Campaign

Al Gore delivered his Climate Reality presentation to a capacity crowd at Ira Allen Chapel on the University of Vermont campus Tuesday. The former vice president delivered the most up-to-date version of his renowned slideshow detailing the science behind man-made global warming, the climate crisis we are now facing and…

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Vermont Enviros Unite Around Solar

Vermont’s leading environmental organizations joined forces Tuesday to highlight the many environmental and economic benefits solar power provides to Vermonters. The event took place at Crossett Brook Middle School in Duxbury, where participants highlighted Vermont’s recent successes bringing clean and low-cost solar power to many homes and businesses. Vermonters’ enthusiastic…

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