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Carbon Dividend

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PLATTSBURGH | As another act to make The City of Plattsburgh a New York State Climate Smart Community, the city council voted to join together with the Town of Plattsburgh and municipalities to reduce greenhouse emissions with a new act. Read more

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What lies beneath

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MIDDLEBURY | Champlain Valley gas will remain untapped Read more

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RAY BROOK | The Ray Brook Biomass Project boilers fired up last Friday, switching from fossil fuel to pellets to heat state office buildings. Read more

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It is difficult to turn on the television or pick up a newspaper these days without hearing about “Man Made Global Warming.” It is certainly apparent that the weather is indeed turning against us in powerful ways but is it really “man-made?” Read more

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“Climate Change Threatens World Food Supply” was the lead story in yesterday’s leading newspapers. It was prompted by the release of a summary report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), staffed by more than 100... Read more

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LAKE PLACID | Having given up on the federal government’s ability to accomplish much of anything these days, Judith Enck, a former regional EPA administrator, is counting on local boards and civic groups to apply bottom-up pressure to decouple... Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Rising sea levels. Melting ice. Droughts. Fires burning more quickly, and more frequently, on the west coast. People in coastal towns displaced by dramatic changes to the landscape. Read more

The Sun


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Vermonters opposed to a carbon tax were in Montpelier earlier this week wearing yellow reflective vests, just like their comrades in France last month. Read more


When will the progressive, socialist “debt deniers” wake up to the fact that America’s biggest threat to our existence is government spending, not climate change. Read more

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The Dec. 11 Rutland Herald editorial, titled “Classic Conundrum,” asks whether Vermont should tax fossil fuels as “the best, most effective way to limit greenhouse gas emissions” or pass because it’s “a tough sell,”... Read more

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Election Day results from Vermont and across the United States may profoundly affect state, national and global energy policy. Read more

The Vermont Eagle


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MIDDLEBURY | There’s natural gas and maybe even petroleum in them thar hills of Vermont. Read more

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MINEVILLE | Albany Engineering Corporation has reached an agreement with Hull Street Energy in Bethesda, Md., to join forces on the $300 million Moriah Hydro project, which will use abandoned iron mines to store renewable energy. Read more

The Sun

MIDDLEBURY - Middlebury Energy Committee Chair Ross Conrad presented, for the Middlebury Selectboard’s consideration, a revised draft of the committee’s proposed Renewable Energy Policy on Oct. 9. Read more

The Vermont Eagle


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PLATTSBURGH | The use of hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels is catching on in Europe, where two dozen nations last week pledged to boost research funding into the technology. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Hopefuls seeking the Democratic nomination for New York’s 21st Congressional District touted their environmental bonafides during Earth Day events. Read more

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As Vermont prepares for the July 1 legalization of “personal possession” of marijuana and next year’s looming legislative battle over full commercial cultivation and sale, there’s more bad news about the impact of marijuana use on suicide and traffic Read more

The Vermont Eagle


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MIDDLEBURY | Vermonters have stayed warm during winter since the days native Abenaki people hunted the woods and streams of  the future Green Mountain State. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Billing itself as’s climate-resistance campaign, Fossil Free Fast kicked off an anti-Trump campaign 2020 lobbying effort Wednesday via the internet. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

Just as the Vermont-connected “Fossil-Free Fast” resistance kicked off its climate-change crusade Jan. 31... Read more