REV Announces 2021 Conference and Request for Presentations

REV Announces 2021 Conference and Request for Presentations

The 2021 Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) conference, REV It Up: Climate Action, Equity & Resilience will take place October 4 & 5 in South Burlington, Vermont. The largest comprehensive renewable energy event in New England, REV’s annual conference and...
Advanced Wood Heating–A Cost-Saving Solution for Schools

Advanced Wood Heating–A Cost-Saving Solution for Schools

Large school buildings are great candidates for modern wood heat. They use large quantities of oil and need high-temperature hot water or steam. If a building is consuming between 10,000 and 80,000 gallons of #2 oil every winter, advanced wood heating systems can be a...
REV2020 Recap—Resilience and Energy Storage

REV2020 Recap—Resilience and Energy Storage

As federal funding for COVID recovery comes to Vermont and our leaders make choices about how to rebuild out of the pandemic, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest these dollars and adopt complementary policies to create a future in which both people and...
“Onward, and for all!” REV2020 Recap: Equity & Recovery

“Onward, and for all!” REV2020 Recap: Equity & Recovery

In December 2019, REV was delighted to co-host with VECAN (the Vermont Energy & Climate Action Network) the fourth and final session of our fall conference series. The day’s events focused on building equity in our energy systems and in our economic recovery...
Local Solar Saved New Englanders $1.1 billion+

Local Solar Saved New Englanders $1.1 billion+

New Report Quantifies Energy, Public Health, & Climate Cost Savings of Local Solar Montpelier, VT— Newly available data demonstrates the enormous benefit of local solar power to everyone in New England. From 2014 to 2019, small-scale solar in New England saved...
Vermont Solar Expands State’s Pollinator Habitat

Vermont Solar Expands State’s Pollinator Habitat

Montpelier, VT – This summer marked a major milestone for Vermont solar’s collaborative efforts to restore pollinator habitat in our state. In July, Middlebury-based REV Member, Bee the Change installed its twentieth pollinator-friendly solar field at Green Lantern...
REV Members Expand Incentives for Electric Lawn Equipment

REV Members Expand Incentives for Electric Lawn Equipment

It’s that time of year again! The grass is growing and the lawn needs to be mowed. The great news is that this gas-guzzling, climate-polluting chore can now be completed with much lower emissions and at much lower cost for Vermonters. With expanded incentives from REV...
REV Members Respond to Coronavirus Needs

REV Members Respond to Coronavirus Needs

REV members are committed to building strong, resilient communities across our state. In typical times, we do this by educating people about renewable energy, building resilient energy systems, saving Vermonters money on their utility bills, providing well-paid...

REV Webinar: 2020 Legislative Climate Action Updates

This was a webinar to orient people ahead of town meeting so they would be prepared to meet with legislators and generally learn how they can take climate action now. Download a copy of the Webinar...
Leigh Seddon Honored By Peers With Distinguished Jim Grundy Award

Leigh Seddon Honored By Peers With Distinguished Jim Grundy Award

Montpelier, VT – At a reception in the over-flowing Cedar Creek Room of the Vermont State House, Renewable Energy Vermont presented Leigh Seddon with the 2019 Jim Grundy Award for generosity of spirit and integrity in bringing renewable energy to his community. In...
Representative Sarah Copeland-Hanzas named Legislator of the Year

Representative Sarah Copeland-Hanzas named Legislator of the Year

Montpelier, VT – Renewable Energy Vermont recognizes Representative Sarah Copeland-Hanzas with the 2019 Renewable Energy Legislative Champion award. This award recognizes a government official who has worked hard to further renewable energy in Vermont....
New Analysis Shows Local Solar Benefits, But Vermont Off Track

New Analysis Shows Local Solar Benefits, But Vermont Off Track

An update of Vermont Solar Pathways Report shows that solar progress in Vermont has declined steadily over the last three years. The current annual installation rate would not be sufficient to reach the 20% by 2025 Solar Pathways target. “The update sends a mixed...
REV Released a 2020 Transportation Policy Priorities Agenda

REV Released a 2020 Transportation Policy Priorities Agenda

REV released a 2020 transportation policy priorities agenda with Transportation For Vermonters, a broad coalition including transit providers along with health, education and environmental organizations. The goals of accessing jobs, aging successfully in our...
30 Groups Present 2020 Plan for Climate Action in Vermont Legislature

30 Groups Present 2020 Plan for Climate Action in Vermont Legislature

Montpelier, VT – January 14th at the Vermont State House, 30 Vermont organizations representing business, youth, poverty alleviation, public health, environment and other diverse interests presented a policy plan for climate action in 2020. Find the plan here. The...
REV joins Congressman Peter Welch in effort to extend ITC

REV joins Congressman Peter Welch in effort to extend ITC

Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) announced that it will join Representative Peter Welch and 165 other Members of Congress in calling for an extension of the investment tax credit (ITC) for renewable energy investments, including energy storage. The Renewable Energy...
Fact Sheet: Solar Investment Tax Credit Ramp Down

Fact Sheet: Solar Investment Tax Credit Ramp Down

The federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for residential solar systems will be ramping down. Effective January 1, 2020, the tax credit for qualifying residential solar systems will drop from 30% to 26%. If you are considering residential solar, act now to qualify for...
Renewable Energy Leaders Recognized at REV2019 Conference

Renewable Energy Leaders Recognized at REV2019 Conference

October 10th and 11th, Renewable Energy Vermont’s 19th annual Conference and Exposition, REV2019, convened hundreds of business, political and non-profit leaders for two days of collective re-envisioning of New England’s energy needs. Recognized as New England’s...
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 been a better time for Vermonters...
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, heating with locally sourced wood saves you...
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...

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