VT Climate Action Plan Released

VT Climate Action Plan Released

Today, the Vermont Climate Council adopted the state’s first-ever Climate Action Plan to meet statutorily required climate pollution reduction targets – a big step towards getting our act together as a state to meet the urgency of the climate crisis. Read the full Plan by clicking here and find the summary here. We at VPIRG, alongside ...

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Statement on TCI-P

Statement on TCI-P

VPIRG members have been pushing for an equitable, substantial Transportation and Climate Initiative Program (TCI-P) for several years. We believe a well-designed program can boost our economy, reduce climate emission, and address inequities in our transportation systems.  In December 2020, a bipartisan group of governors and mayors from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia announced that they would ...

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Vermonters Urge Accountability for GlobalFoundries

Vermonters Urge Accountability for GlobalFoundries

VPIRG delivered a petition signed by over 760 concerned Vermonters to the Vermont Public Utility Commission today, urging them to reject GlobalFoundries’ demand to be exempted from renewable energy and climate laws. This brazen attempt by the largest greenhouse gas emitter in the state to get out of its renewable energy responsibilities cannot be allowed ...

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Priorities for Vermont Climate Action

Priorities for Vermont Climate Action

We are deeply grateful for the work of the Vermont Climate Council, which has put in an immense amount of effort towards creating a Climate Action Plan for the state – the first draft of which is due on December 1st of this year. Members of the Council, subcommittees, and public engagement team have put ...

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Tell the Scott Administration: No Dirty Energy Deals for Global Foundries!

Tell the Scott Administration: No Dirty Energy Deals for Global Foundries!

GlobalFoundries, the largest electricity user in Vermont, is working on a deal with the Scott Administration to become a “self-managed utility,” cutting off its reliance on Green Mountain Power for electricity. In doing so, GlobalFoundries is declaring it should be exempt from the state’s renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. If the state bows to their ...

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Apply to be an Assistant Canvass Director!

Apply to be an Assistant Canvass Director!

We’re hiring! Apply to be an Assistant Canvass Director for the VPIRG 2022 Summer Canvass. Application deadline: Saturday, November 13th, 2021 Instructions to Apply: Email Summer Canvass Director, Sam McGinty, at smcginty@vpirg.org with a resume and cover letter that outlines why you make a strong candidate and the top three AD realms (outlined below) that you ...

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Turning the Lights Out on Fluorescents

Turning the Lights Out on Fluorescents

Coalition Calls for Phase Out of Mercury in Lighting in Vermont A new report released today by the Vermont Public Interest Research Group, the Mercury Policy Project and the Clean Lighting Coalition highlights the environmental and health risks posed when fluorescent lamps break, especially to vulnerable populations. The report provides concrete steps government, industry, consumers, and others, like childcare ...

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Open Letter to the Vermont Climate Council

Open Letter to the Vermont Climate Council

On Monday, October 4th, 2021 VPIRG and other organizations in the #ActOnClimateVT coalition delivered a letter to the Vermont Climate Council reflecting the principles that it sees as vital to the success of the Council’s Climate Action Plan. As the December deadline for the Vermont Climate Action Plan fast approaches, it is more critical than ...

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