The Clean Energy Finance Summit says it's making progress towards more affordable energy.
The Summit -- meeting today at the University of Vermont -- hopes to expand small-scale renewable energy projects for homeowners and businesses in Vermont. Officials would like to make those projects more affordable through different finance models. They hope those models will help implement more of the Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan, which Congressman Peter Welch says is already making a difference.
"A big challenge in any new technology is getting it to scale so the cost comes down and it's affordable, and they're talking very much about those practical steps that have to be taken in order to allow everyday homeowners to have this as a realistic step that they can take," Welch said.
Governor Peter Shumlin also signed three bills that will improve access to energy efficiency and clean energy for Vermonters. Supporters hope to see a one-to-two year strategy put in place to help advance clean energy here in Vermont.
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We have some ideas for what you can do on this Sunday, December 8, 2013. ART HOP The South End Arts & Business Association is holding its 6th Annual South End Holiday sHOP event on December 6-8, 2013.More >>
We have some ideas for what you can do on this Sunday, December 8, 2013.More >>
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Police in New Hampshire are investigating an accident on Interstate 89 that claimed two lives. It happened on the northbound lane between Exit#18 and Exit#19 in Lebanon. The initial investigation revealedMore >>
It happened on the northbound lane between Exit#18 and Exit#19 in Lebanon, N.H. Saturday.More >>
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Police are looking for this man who they say fulfilled his holiday wish list by taking what he wanted - and going on his merry way without paying. The surveillance video shows the suspect stealing expensiveMore >>
Police are looking for a man who they say fulfilled his holiday wish list by taking what he wanted.More >>
Saturday, December 7 2013 7:54 PM EST2013-12-08 00:54:07 GMT
Turning a car dealership into a venue to adopt cats and dogs. The adoption event - at the Subaru Dealership in South Burlington - was put on with help from the American Society for the Prevention of CrueltyMore >>
Animals from the Humane Society of Chittenden County found new homes on Saturday.More >>
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Sue Boucher and her family have made "A Very Merry Middlebury" their family tradition. "We've been coming down for probably 10 years now," says Sue Boucher of South Burlington. A Very Merry MiddleburyMore >>
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Police have caught a Christmas tree crook in Bennington. Dee Morse was arrested after police say witnesses saw two people get out of her vehicle in the K-Mart parking lot, take a tree out of the trunk,More >>
Proceeds from the tree sales benefit various charities.More >>
Saturday, December 7 2013 7:39 PM EST2013-12-08 00:39:59 GMT
Police say a couple tried to use a baby to smuggle drugs into jail. Police say the baby arrived the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility, with 27-year-old David Willette of Bennington, for a scheduledMore >>
Police say a couple tried to use a baby to smuggle drugs into jail.More >>
Saturday, December 7 2013 9:24 AM EST2013-12-07 14:24:20 GMT
"St. Johnsbury has enough to offer that you don't get too bored," says resident Riley Barter. She has a new appreciation for the place she calls home. "I guess I never realized how unique St. JohnsburyMore >>
Hundreds of St. Johnsbury Academy seniors take risks with their Capstone projects.More >>