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. […]
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 […]
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 […]