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

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 … Continue reading

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Advanced Wood Heating Incentives Available in VT

Advanced Wood Heating Incentives Available in VT

Homeowners can now save on average $7,000 on an advanced wood heat boiler or furnace!  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, … Continue reading

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CEDF Pellet Boiler Custom Incentive Ending on June 1, 2018

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 … Continue reading

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Coalition Releases 5-Year Plan to Bolster Local, Renewable Wood Heating

Coalition Releases 5-Year Plan to Bolster Local, Renewable Wood Heating

Waterbury Center, VT – On Thursday, November 2nd, a coalition of nonprofits, local businesses, and state agencies facilitated by Renewable Energy Vermont unveiled a plan of policy, workforce development, and outreach recommendations to help lower energy costs, boost Vermont’s economy, … Continue reading

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Dan Kinney of Catamount Solar Honored by Peers with Distinguished Jim Grundy Award

Dan Kinney of Catamount Solar Honored by Peers with Distinguished Jim Grundy Award

Montpelier, VT – At a reception in the overflowing Cedar Creek Room of the Vermont State House, Renewable Energy Vermont presented co-founder of Catamount Solar, Dan Kinney with the 2017 Jim Grundy Award for generosity of spirit and integrity in … Continue reading

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Defending Customer Access to Renewable Energy

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 … Continue reading

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Listen: REV2018 Preview on WGDR 'Relocalizing'

Listen: REV2018 Preview on WGDR ‘Relocalizing’

REV’s Executive Director, Olivia Campbell Andersen, and REV2018 keynote speaker, Katherine Hamilton joined Carl Etnier on his show Relocalizing on WGDR. Carl will be broadcasting live from the Renewable Energy Vermont Conference & Expo, REV2018, on Thursday, October 18th.

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New Incentives & Sales Tax Exemption Help Local Wood Do Local Good

New Incentives & Sales Tax Exemption Help Local Wood Do Local Good

Winter cold might be the furthest thing from Vermonter’s minds right now, however, now is the time to start thinking about how to heat next winter. “Reliable and renewable heating alternatives to oil and gas exist; and there has never … Continue reading

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New Roadmap Shows Path & Benefits to  Increase Renewable, Local Wood Heating in Vermont

New Roadmap Shows Path & Benefits to  Increase Renewable, Local Wood Heating in Vermont

Goddard College Progresses Carbon Neutral Plan with Woodchip District Heating Plant PLAINFIELD, VT – At a gathering to celebrate Goddard College’s new woodchip district heating plant, the Biomass Energy Research Center (BERC) and Renewable Energy Vermont (REV), released a report, … Continue reading

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Request for Proposal- Funds available for renewable energy installations in Windham County!

Request for Proposal- 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 (see below). … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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REV Holds Pollinator-Friendly Solar Webinar

REV Holds Pollinator-Friendly Solar Webinar

REV, Green Lantern Group, Bee the Change, VHB, and others came together January 29th at 2:00 for a webinar to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with implementing pollinator-friendly practices. Special thanks to the webinar sponsors, VHB and Bee the Change! Pollinators are a crucial part of … Continue reading

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REV is excited to announce Katherine Hamilton as Friday's Keynote Speaker!

REV is excited to announce Katherine Hamilton as Friday’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 … Continue reading

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REV Recognizes Energy Champions at REV2018

REV Recognizes Energy Champions at REV2018

525+ Convene to Accelerate Renewable Energy & Climate Solutions at REV Conference Recognized as New England’s premier event exploring clean energy innovation and climate solutions, Renewable Energy Vermont’s 18th annual Conference and Exposition, REV2018, themed REVitalize: Transforming Energy Further, Faster, … Continue reading

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REV2018's Second Keynote - ISO New England President - Gordon Van Welie

REV2018’s Second Keynote – ISO New England President – Gordon Van Welie

REV is elated to announce that Gordon van Welie, President and CEO of ISO New England, will be joining us on the first day of REV2018, where he will serve as the conference’s first keynote speaker. Registration for the conference themed … Continue reading

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SEIA Releases Updated 'SEIA Residential Consumer Guide to Solar Power'

SEIA Releases Updated ‘SEIA Residential Consumer Guide to Solar Power’

Available online, the free guide offers those interested in going solar a one-stop shop to better understand the basics of solar energy and ownership options. It includes key questions to ask solar installers before entering a transaction. The guide is … Continue reading

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Solar Leaders, Wildlife Advocates & Scientists Partner  to Protect Pollinators

Solar Leaders, Wildlife Advocates & Scientists Partner to Protect Pollinators

Montpelier, VT – Today, Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) members pledged to help pollinators through bee and bird-friendly plantings at solar projects across the state. In partnership with leading scientists and environmental organizations, solar leaders committed to help landowners re-create habitat … Continue reading

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Solar Program Changes Shrink Economic Opportunity in Vermont, Losses Jobs 

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Webinar: How's Vermont's Pace on Renewable Energy?

Webinar: How’s Vermont’s Pace on Renewable Energy?

On September 24th, REV hosted a webinar with Sarah Wolfe of the Energy Action Network and Bob the Green Guy dive into the latest analysis of Vermont’s challenges and progress to meet its renewable energy and climate commitments.

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