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Half Of Energy Fund Aimed At Low-Income Weatherization Programs
Monday, 02/25/13
By John Dillon
Utility officials and efficiency experts have outlined a $21 million plan to help Vermonters use less energy to heat and light their homes. The money comes from the merger last year of the state's two largest utilities.
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VPR News
Loan Program Targets Energy Efficiency, Renewables
Wednesday, 02/20/13
By John Dillon
The Shumlin Administration and legislative leaders have proposed a new public-private loan program to boost energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The Clean Energy Loan Fund would consolidate existing state energy loan programs and increase private capital directed toward energy projects.
Vermont Edition
Energy Efficient Design
Wednesday, 02/06/13
By Jane Lindholm
It can cost a lot of money to heat your house in the winter time. There are a few super energy efficient homes being built in Vermont right now that are so efficient they don't have to spend any money at all on heating.We'll learn all about the latest trends in energy efficient construction and how they can be used in Vermont.
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VPR News
Report Says Vt. Could Save On Heating
Wednesday, 01/16/13
Vermont has been a leader in electrical efficiency for more than a decade. Now a new report says it should turn its attention in a big way to improving how it heats its buildings.
VPR News
Welch Announces Energy Efficiency Priorities
Monday, 01/07/13
Congressman Peter Welch says providing rebates to homeowners who retrofit their homes is one of the energy efficiency priorities he will pursue in Congress as a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
VPR News
Welch To Announce Energy Efficiency Priorities
Monday, 01/07/13
Congressman Peter Welch plans to discuss energy efficiency priorities he will pursue in Congress as a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
VPR News
Sanders, Weinberger Tout Business Program To Help Vt. Energy Efficiency
Monday, 10/01/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Sen. Bernie Sanders and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger are touting a new revolving loan program that will allow businesses to work with the city-owned electric department to make energy upgrades.
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VPR News
Grant To Fund Home Efficiency Projects
Monday, 10/01/12
A million dollar grant will help the Burlington Electric Department provide financing to customers for energy efficiency projects.
VPR News
In A Volatile Fuel Market, Vt. Towns Seek Tighter Cost Controls
Thursday, 07/19/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Some Vermont communities expect the cost of fuel to spike, so they're trying to control their energy bills by locking in propane and diesel prices.
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VPR News
Rutland Airport To Spend Federal Grants On Safety, Energy Improvements
Friday, 06/08/12
By Nina Keck
Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport will receive more than $400,000 in federal aviation grants. The funds will help the airport boost safety and energy efficiency.
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VPR News
More Towns Approve PACE Program, Questions Remain
Wednesday, 03/28/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
PACE allows homeowners to borrow money for energy efficiency or renewable energy improvements. The loan is then paid back to the town through property taxes.
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VPR News
Towns Roll Out Programs To Help Make Homes More Efficient
Friday, 12/16/11
By Kirk Carapezza
A new program is helping cities and towns foot the bill for their residents to weatherize their homes and make them more energy efficient.
Vermont Edition
New Vermont Energy Plan Stresses Renewables
Tuesday, 10/18/11
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont's draft Comprehensive Energy Plan sets a goal of 90 percent renewable energy sources by 2050.
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VPR News
State Rolls Out New Energy Plan
Monday, 10/10/11
By John Dillon
A new state energy plan calls for a dramatic shift in how Vermonters drive to work and where they get their electricity.  And now, the Shumlin Administration is taking the plan on the road to gather public reaction.
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VPR News
Welch Participates In Energy Audit
Wednesday, 08/10/11
Congressman Peter Welch is getting an up-close look at energy efficiency issues.
VPR News
State Steps Up Energy Efficiency, Albeit Slowly
Friday, 08/05/11
Vermont utility regulators have approved a three-year budget for the statewide energy efficiency utility program that calls for gradual growth and increases electric rates in each of those years by less than 1 percent.
VPR News
Vermont Falling Short On Energy Efficiency Goal
Tuesday, 08/02/11
By John Dillon
Vermont is not on track to reach the goal of making 25 percent of its homes more energy efficient by 2020. And a new report suggests that it's not lack of funding that's kept people from making the investment.
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VPR News
Rutland Competition Rewards Energy Efficiency
Friday, 06/10/11
Rutland officials are kicking off a countywide competition to encourage energy efficiency. The competition offers $10,000 rewards to towns that show the greatest percentage of home energy improvements and the highest average energy savings per home.
VPR News
Home Energy Program Stalled By Federal Regulators
Wednesday, 09/01/10
By Susan Keese
An innovative program for helping homeowners finance energy improvements has been stymied by federal mortgage regulators' concerns.
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VPR News
Group Works To Make Rutland Energy Efficient
Tuesday, 07/06/10
By Bob Kinzel
A new federal grant is expected to help Rutland County residents retrofit their homes to make them more energy efficient. It's anticipated that the $4.5 million project will also create hundreds of new jobs.
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VPR News
Welch Energy Efficiency Bill Passes House
Friday, 05/07/10
By Ross Sneyd
An initiative by Congressman Peter Welch to reduce energy consumption and create jobs has passed the U.S. House.
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VPR News
Efficiency Proponents Promote New Funding Model
Thursday, 04/15/10
By Nina Keck
Community activists and energy efficiency proponents hope a new funding model may provide a long term way around obstacles to homeowners improving their property.
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VPR News
NY Saves $3 Million In Energy Efficiency Program
Monday, 11/23/09
Turning off lights, turning down the heat and buying with an eye toward energy efficiency is saving New York more than $3.1 million so far this fiscal year.
VPR News
Sanders holds hearing on green jobs in VT
Friday, 08/21/09
Vermont does a good job with its electrical energy efficiency programs but efforts to save heating energy in buildings lag far behind.
VPR News
Middlesex improves school’s energy efficiency
Monday, 06/29/09
By John Dillon
Over the weekend, a group of volunteers in central Vermont got caked with dust and sweat as they worked to make an elementary school more energy efficient. The project will cut fuel oil use by about 30 percent.
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