In the United States, if any group properly stewards the land it is the Amish, who have always distrusted technology as a destroyer of family ties and culture.
Safe to say the Legislature is only thinking COVID-19 right now. Too soon to say if or when that will change. The Senate plans to reconvene Tuesday but apparently only to address emergency climate change legislation passed a week ago Friday by the House.
Vermont has progressively implemented ambitious subsidization of net-metering programs. A March 4 hearing exposed the gross disparity and market perversion of this regulatory scheme.
A disagreement between Mayor Miro Weinberger and Burlington Rep. Curt McCormack, D-Burlington, over enforcing the city and state idling laws erupted into an open argument in the State House on Tuesday.
A major trash hauler that serves Vermonters has issued a statement to customers saying it will have to raise rates in order to accommodate for the rising cost of recycling.
The Vermont House Transportation Committee is shelving — for now — a plan to require Vermont employers to participate in “the statewide reduction in single-occupancy pleasure car trips.”
So long as our emissions are inconsequential in the global scheme of things, we ought to feel more of an obligation to raise incomes rather than to reduce emissions.
The Green New Deal calls for shifting energy consumption entirely to electric current. Doing so would cause $200 million in losses to Wisconsin farmers, while clobbering the state’s iconic dairy industry with $2.5 billion in additional costs.
Nine proposed constitutional amendments, some of them far reaching, have been introduced in the Vermont Senate. One in particular stands out as a mortal threat to fundamental Vermont principles. That is Proposal 9.
The Senate Health and Welfare Committee heard testimony recently on a bill that would incorporate “climate change readiness” into state preparations for natural disasters such as hurricanes, extreme heat and floods.
The electric co-op Washington Electric is proposing to raise its electric rates by 5.95 percent, and the utility estimates that at least 1.67 percent is due to net-metering solar installations.