What the GWSA would do is empower the Agency of Natural Resources to come up with and enforce “rules” designed to shrink the state’s greenhouse gas emissions to specific levels by 2025, 2030 and 2050, regardless of any collateral impacts and consequences.
Vermont has not estimated future disposal costs or the sizable environmental costs of manufacturing and shipping for residential installation. And being colder and cloudier than most states, Vermont is perhaps the least sensible place in America for solar panels.
After nearly eight and a half years, Vermont Wind, developer and operator of the Sheffield Wind Project, has settled a noise complaint and resolved other legal claims with Paul and Carol Brouha, owners of an adjacent property in Sutton.
The lead bill to glide through the Senate was S.337, which would allow Energy Efficiency Vermont and Burlington Electric the authority to spend some of their ratepayer tax funds on transportation and heating efficiency projects.
On Thursday, for the first time since adjourning in March in the early days of the pandemic, the Vermont Senate considered a slate of non-pandemic related bills.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vermont Legislature passed a law banning the use of plastic bags at retail stores beginning in July 2020. Whether or not you agreed with that decision before health and safety concerns took center spotlight, today this policy is indefensible.
In her VPIRG interview, state Rep. Sarah Copeland-Hanzas called the COVID-19 response a “practice session” for the Global Warming Solutions Act.
Anti-fossil fuel activists unsuccessfully attempted to browbeat the film producer behind a Michael Moore documentary panning green energy into permanently removing the movie over claims that it contains pro-oil industry misinformation.
Some readers of my commentaries may recall that back in September of last year during “Climate Strike Week” I discussed a documentary by left wing filmmaker Michael Moore, titled “Planet of the Humans.”
What’s not essential in Blittersdorf’s world — and of those who share his ideology — is you, your job and your standard of living. And the big, necessary change he sees for the future is making sure those unessential things don’t come back.
“Green energy is not going to save us,” Gibbs noted in the film before focusing his ire on environmentalists Bill McKibben, Van Jones, and Robert F. Kennedy, all of whom push for a combination of solar panels, nuclear or wind power to replace oil production.