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Vermont Considers Measure to Bolster Its Renewables Standard

Vermont legislators will consider a measure to stop utilities from getting credit both for developing solar or wind projects and also for the renewable credits received from out-of-state sales. The bill, H.40, has begun its journey through the legislative process in the Vermont House of Representatives’ Natural Resources and Energy Committee.

Vermont Expands Efficiency Program to Include Geothermal Heat Pumps

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed S.202, a bill which enables Vermont to encourage the installation of high efficiency geothermal heat pumps. The governor said, “While we’ve accomplished a lot, we still have a long way to go on helping Vermonters reduce their heating costs, which is why we are here today.” The bill signing took […]

New Vermont Law Includes GHPs for Efficiency Funding

The Vermont Senate and House of Representatives have passed and sent S. 202 to Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) for signature. Introduced by State Sen. Robert Hartwell (D), the legislation allows for money raised through its energy efficiency charge to be used for high-efficiency electric heating equipment. Efficiency Vermont implements energy efficiency policy for the state. […]

Sanders Announces $1M for On-Bill Financing of Small Business Energy Efficiency Projects

At a news conference in Burlington, VT, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced that a $1 million federal grant will help the Burlington Electric Department provide On-Bill Financing to small business customers for energy efficiency projects, including geothermal heat pump installations. Sen. Sanders provided details of the new pilot program at a news conference with Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger and Public ...Read More

Geothermal Gains in Vermont

BURLINGTON, Vt., April 23 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today highlighted Vermont’s progress in using geothermal technology to cut heating costs, support jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Investments in geothermal energy will reduce the $350 billion a year that Americans spend to import oil from foreign countries.  In Vermont alone, homeowners and businesses […]

Senator Sanders Hosts GHP Town Hall

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont hosted a roundtable on geothermal energy’s role in moving Vermont to a cleaner, more sustainable and more energy-independent future.  For full details from his website, click here.