Caledonia-3 Becomes the 50th House District with a “Rebellion Town”

Dec 30, 2015 No Comments by

St. Johnsbury’s Selectboard adopted a resolution calling for reform of Vermont’s energy-siting policies. Its House district, Caledonia-3, becomes the 50th House district that includes a town in the Vermont Energy Rebellion.

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St. Johnsbury Joins the Vermont Energy Rebellion

Dec 30, 2015 No Comments by

The St. Johnsbury Selectboard voted unanimously to adopt a resolution calling for the Vermont Legislature to reform the state’s energy-siting policies. St. Johnsbury becomes the 75th Vermont town to join the rebellion. Visit Energize Vermont’s Energy Rebellion page.

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Forty-nine House districts include at least one “Rebellion Town.”

Dec 29, 2015 No Comments by

Yesterday we noted that the Town of Townshend had signed on to the Rutland Resolution, thereby joining the Vermont Energy Rebellion. The resolution calls for the Legislature to grant towns a meaningful role in energy siting proceedings. Townshend is in the Windham-5 House District, which becomes the 49th House district to include a town in […]

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Degrading Our Defenses Against Climate Change

Nov 25, 2015 No Comments by

In the past few weeks, two of the architects of Governor Shumlin’s energy policies acknowledged that the policies will have no impact on climate change. They disclosed, in separate interviews, that the purpose of the policies is economic development and not climate change mitigation. They neglected to disclose that these economic development policies will actually […]

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Shove It Down Their Throats

Oct 09, 2015 No Comments by

Vermont has adopted some ambitious energy goals. The state could have engaged its communities in achieving these goals, but it did not. Instead, it has turned things over to energy developers, many of whom are running roughshod over our communities. They are poisoning the well of public opinion, turning community after community against renewable energy […]

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Pete Antos-Ketcham Joins Energize Vermont as Executive Director

Sep 16, 2015 No Comments by

Antos-Ketcham Brings 22 Years of Natural Resource Management to the Statewide Non-profit Huntington, VT – Energize Vermont is pleased to announce that Pete Antos-Ketcham, formerly of the Green Mountain Club (GMC), has joined the organization as its new Executive Director. Antos-Ketcham succeeds Mark Whitworth.

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Vermont’s Energy Scofflaws

Aug 18, 2015 No Comments by

Scofflaw (noun) A violator who mocks or ridicules the law. Anybody who has ever objected to a “renewable” energy project in Vermont knows that the deck is stacked in favor of energy developers—that just about any project that’s proposed, no matter how objectionable, will be approved by our Public Service Board. Yet, having the playing […]

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The RESET Program Will Save $275M? Not So Fast.

Mar 26, 2015 6 Comments by

RESET is the enormously complicated, 15-year energy program that the Shumlin administration proposes as a replacement for the troubled SPEED program. Economist Tom Kavet told the House Ways and Means Committee that the full economic impact of RESET is unknown. Yet, RESET won easy approval in the House. Was it the $275M savings that proponents […]

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