Burlington Free Press: Vermont faces up to energy challenge

Sep 30, 2011 No Comments by

Reposted here from the Burlington Free Press. Two apprentice weatherization technicians with Fresh Energy squeezed orange insulating foam into cracks between boards and spaces around wires in the attic of unit 421 at Northgate Apartments in Burlington on Wednesday. The foam forms a barrier that prevents warm air from leaking from the lower-level living space. […]

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BFP: Energy efficiency in Vermont homes remains untapped resource, experts say

Aug 05, 2011 No Comments by

Reposted here from the Burlington Free Press.   SOUTH BURLINGTON — Despite the benefits of home energy efficiency upgrades, Vermonters have been slow to adopt low-tech solutions to high utility bills, according to industry experts.

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VTDigger: PACE program for home energy efficiency back on track

Jul 27, 2011 No Comments by

Reposted here from VTDigger. Vermont will be the first state in the nation to move forward with the federal Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, which will allow homeowners to borrow money from municipalities to make renewable energy or energy efficiency improvements to their homes.

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Brattleboro Reformer: Vermont speeds up the PACE on energy efficiency

Jul 11, 2011 No Comments by

Reposted here from the Brattleboro Reformer.     Saturday July 9, 2011 WESTMINSTER — Early next year, Vermont will become the only state in the country to move ahead with a national program that allows property owners to borrow money against their tax assessments to fund energy efficiency projects.

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BFP: I Believe: ‘Vermont is at a crossroads when it comes to energy’

Feb 23, 2011 No Comments by

Commentary by Laura Arnesen from the Burlington Free Press. I’m often left wondering why we don’t talk more about reducing energy consumption at home and in our businesses. Are we threatened by perceived inconvenience?

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Rutland Herald Opinion: Getting smart about energy future

Feb 17, 2011 No Comments

Reposted here from the Rutland Herald. KEVIN B. JONES – Published: February 17, 2011 While Vermont is a leader in the energy efficiency arena, with new leadership in Montpelier it is time to overhaul an inadequate state clean energy regime. First and foremost on the list should be the adoption of a real renewable portfolio […]

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Burlington Free Press: ‘We can work together to build our energy future’

Feb 04, 2011 No Comments

Reposted here from the Burlington Free Press. By Jim Merriam I believe we can work together to build our energy future. Across Vermont, there are community energy groups, industry associations and issue-related groups that are meeting to address our energy challenges. After attending and participating in many of these discussions, I find myself continually amazed […]

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BFP: Use energy efficiency to salvage economy

Aug 03, 2010 No Comments

Article re-posted here from the Burlington Free Press. BY JOEL BANNER BAIRD, FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER • FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2010 David Goldstein would be forgiven had he toted a refrigerator to his brown-bag talk Tuesday at the Vermont Energy Investment Corp. in Burlington.

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