Clean Energy & Efficiency

Rebuilding a Resilient Vermont

We can create a more resilient, equitable, inclusive and vibrant Vermont The COVID-19 pandemic is having profound impacts on Vermonters across the state. Every day people face new obstacles and for many the future feels daunting and uncertain. But we believe the future for Vermont is greater than what lies behind—if we move forward in […]

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Press Release: Over 100 Vermont businesses and community organizations urge Governor Scott to support an ambitious, equitable Transportation & Climate Initiative

A diverse group of more than 100 businesses and community organizations from across Vermont called on Vermont’s Governor to support the Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI)— a regional policy initiative led by eleven northeast and mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia that would put a cap on emissions from our transportation-sector, require fossil fuel companies […]

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With Business Support, Global Warming Solutions Act Becomes Law!

Last week, in the eleventh hour of what has been the longest legislative session in Vermont’s history, House and Senate lawmakers overrode Governor Scott’s Veto of the Global Warming Solutions Act—officially making the bill law. The Solutions Act sets binding deadlines for Vermont to cut climate pollution and requires the state to create a diverse […]

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Aug
11

How Vermont can fuel our economic recovery with local renewable energy

Opinion Editorial by Chad Farrell, CEO and Founder of Encore Renewable Energy The holiday festivities of 2019 seem like a lifetime ago. As the decade came to a close, we at Encore Renewable Energy discussed the past ten years in the solar industry and what the next ten years may look like. One of us brought up an […]

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Feb
12

The Road to Transformative Action: Transportation Climate Initiative before Rainy Day Funds

Opinion Editorial by Jenn Wood  “There’s nothing like 40+ degrees and raining to say Happy Holidays in New England!” Sadly, it has been a recurring family greeting of late. As someone who loves the outdoors in all seasons with a special affinity (some say obsession) to snow and skiing, this weather makes me cringe, and […]

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Mar
25

VBSR: An Urgent Call to Action on Climate Change

Introduction: Climate change represents a major threat to Vermont’s economy and environment. The purpose of this document is to encourage and enable VBSR members to spread the word that we can address climate change at a state level.  Our objective is to create a groundswell of support for action – we need such strong public […]

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Testimony: Workforce Development, House Commerce Committee

Workforce Development  House Commerce Committee March 14, 2019 Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is a non-profit, statewide business trade organization with a mission to advance business ethics that value multiple bottom lines- economic, social, and environmental.  We strive to help members set a high standard for protecting the natural, human and economic environments of […]

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Feb
24

VBSR Testimony: Economic Growth through Climate Action

Testimony to the House Appropriations Committee Thursday, February 21, 2019 Daniel Barlow, VBSR Public Policy Manager Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is a non-profit, statewide business trade organization with a mission to advance business ethics that value multiple bottom lines- economic, social, and environmental. We strive to help members set a high standard for […]

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Feb
21

Vermont CEOs call for Urgent Climate Action

VT can grow the economy by tackling climate change, business leaders say  Business leaders from some of Vermont’s most iconic companies on Wednesday called on the Governor and the Legislature to pass a comprehensive climate action package this session that moves the state off of fossil fuels and to local, renewable energy. The CEOs and […]

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Jan
24

Coalition of 25 Diverse Groups Unveils Shared Priorities and Recommendations for Climate Action in 2019

Today a coalition of 25 organizations – representing youth, low-income, business, public health, environment and others – outlined a platform of policy priorities for Vermont legislators to advance in 2019 on climate change. View the platform here: http://vnrc.org/actonclimatevt/.   In a press event at the Vermont State House today, the coalition urged action on several of Gov. Scott’s Climate Action Commission’s recommendations and […]

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