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Advanced Wood Heating Incentives Available in VT

Homeowners can now save on average $7,000 on an advanced wood heat boiler!  Now is a great time to change the way you heat your home or business by switching to local wood! As fossil fuel prices continue to rise, heating with locally sourced wood saves you money! With a sales tax exemption and incentives, making the switch has never been easier, or more economical.   Vermont Sales and Use Tax Exemption: Starting July 1,…

Request for Proposals – Funds available for renewable energy installations in Windham County!

The Windham County Renewable Energy Program is looking for project proposals of renewable energy installations in Windham County.  The projects require a minimum of 50% cash or in-kind match. This program has funded 9 projects within Windham County. For more information on the previous and current projects and a link to the RFP, visit our website: http://www.windhamregional.org/energy/grant-programs. Questions on the RFP must be submitted in writing by June 4th and will be…

REV is excited to announce Katherine Hamilton as Thursday’s Keynote Speaker!

Katherine Hamilton is Chair of 38 North Solutions, a public policy consultancy specializing in clean energy and innovation. Her firm also manages a non-profit organization, Project for Clean Energy and Innovation. Previously, she ran the GridWise Alliance, was policy director to the Energy Storage Association, and served as an advisor for Good Energies, a private equity company with a clean energy portfolio. Katherine directed American Bioenergy Association, developing renewable portfolio…

CEDF Pellet Boiler Custom Incentive Ending on June 1, 2018

At the Clean Energy Development  April 18th Meeting, the Board approved a substantial change to its Advanced Wood Heating Incentive as part of the Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive (SSREI) Program. Change: The elimination of the Custom Incentive for pellet/chip boilers/furnaces as of June 2, 2018.  Friday, June 1st will be the last day incentive reservation applications for the custom incentive will be accepted.  Until June 1, 2018, CEDF’s Custom Incentive will…

Defending Customer Access to Renewable Energy

The Public Utility Commission will issue an order on its first biennial review of net metering on May 1st. Over the last 5 months, Renewable Energy Vermont worked tirelessly to advocate for greater customer access to renewable energy through net metering. First, in December and January, REV analyzed the trends resulting from the 2016/2017 net metering rule overhaul. Our analysis showed that last year’s rule changes had a negative impact…

Vermont’s Adoption of Clean Energy Seen as “Bright Spot” in New England

In the 2018 Regional Report: Northeast by The Chief Executive magazine, Vermont received praise for renewable energy as an economic stimulus – naming several REV members. While the northeast trails other regions in GDP growth, there are notable bright spots […] in Vermont, the clean energy sector offers new opportunities. Vermont is quietly becoming a leader in renewable energy. The state’s clean energy sector grew by nearly 30 percent over…

Request for Proposals – REVitalize; Further, Faster, Together.

Throughout the year we hear it all the time, in technical workshops, committee hearings, or at other conferences, you might have heard it too; “Last year at the REV conference…” Hearing this time-and-again serves as a reminder of why the Renewable Energy Vermont Conference & Expo is so important. This year, we invite you to be a part of the ongoing buzz around New England’s energy transformation. The theme of REV2018…

37 Business, Organizations Urge the Vermont Senate to Support Local, Advanced Wood Heating

Montpelier – Non-profits, local businesses, and other users of advanced wood heating sent a letter Tuesday to members of the Vermont State Senate urging them to support rural economies, working landscapes, and commitments to climate pollution reductions by taking actions which support advanced wood heating. Advanced wood heat utilizes highly efficient boilers, supports healthy forest ecosystems, sources local wood, and has negligible emissions. The request comes at a time when…

Solar Program Changes Shrink Economic Opportunity in Vermont, Losses Jobs 

Residents of the Green Mountain State are committed to self-reliance and clean energy, however, a keystone program enabling Vermonters to generate their own renewable energy and keep their dollars local has languished, resulting in lost economic opportunity. Net metering allows Vermonters the freedom to generate their own renewable energy while also supporting their friends, neighbors, and communities. Following a major overhaul to the program in January 2017, Vermont is seeing…

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Renewable Energy Vermont represents businesses, non-profits, utilities, and individuals committed to reducing our reliance on dirty fossil fuels by increasing clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency in Vermont. Vermont’s clean energy economy includes 3,751 businesses employing approximately 6% of Vermont’s workforce. Together, we will achieve 90% total renewable energy (electric, thermal, transportation) before 2050.

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