Green Mountain Power (GMP), the Danville Energy Committee, and the Northeastern Vermont Development Association are inviting Vermonters to join the EV parade and EVenture in Danville on Saturday, Sept. 18.
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Effective July 1, organic food scraps will be banned from landfills. Although many recycling centers and trash haulers will accept food waste, the best option may be to start a backyard compost pile.
The Vermont House voted 81-60 last week to advance a bill that doubles (from two to four cents a gallon) the tax on heating oil, propane, kerosene and dyed diesel. The bill also increase the gross receipts tax on natural gas and coal to one and one-and-a-half-percent respectively.
Doing What We Can’t… and not doing what we can
Last September the Vermont Legislature underwrote a $120,000 contract to a Washington DC firm named Resources for the Future, that specializes in analyzing the economic impact of various policies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions caused by consumption of fossil fuels. The 114-page “Decarbonization Study” has now been delivered.