Action Alert | Preparing for Energy Issues Facing Vermont Manufacturers

Several energy related proposals were major issues in the State House during the last legislative session, including carbon taxes, additional renewable energy laws, and better options for using energy efficiency charges.  There are also proceedings ongoing or expected before the Public Utility Commission that could have immediate or long term impacts on energy costs.   With […]

On the Wire | News & Analysis from the Web for the Week of October 8

Here’s exactly how Trump’s trade war with China could affect you.  Markets Insider 10/12 “A trade war between the US and China has been heating up for much of this year, and it could have huge impacts on the US economy. . . .” ‘Expensive energy is back’ — and it’s threatening the global economy, IEA […]

Residential and Commercial Building Energy Standards Updates

The following are updates and reminders regarding the 2019 RBES and CBES update process. All of the links below can be found on the Department of Public Service’s Building Energy Standards Update Page. First, revised versions of the proposed 2019 RBES have been posted on the PSD website at the following links: [Link to clean redline […]

ACTION ALERT | Demonstration of Interest in Energy Savings Account Pilot

The Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Department of Public Service, and Efficiency Vermont are working to shape the Energy Savings Account Pilot Program that AIV supported in legislation passed earlier this year to utilize the Electric Efficiency Charge (EEC) differently. The pilot aims to increase the return on investment to our industrial customers, expand […]

UPDATE & ACTION ALERT | Energy Efficiency Costs | Proposed Pilot for Company Control over Own Efficiency Funding at Stake      

The House Energy and Technology Company continued testimony and debate this week over whether to include language in H.739, originally introduced to add productivity investments to qualifying investments under the existing Self-Managed Energy Efficiency Program (SMEEP), to also implement a three year pilot program for more robust and flexible program for companies that don’t otherwise […]

Governor Scott’s Budget Address

The following is the press release regarding Governor Scott’s Budget Address.  The text of the address and other information is linked below. For Immediate Release Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Contact: Rebecca Kelley  802-622-4047 GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT DELIVERS FIRST BUDGET ADDRESS  Presents balanced budget that makes key investments in economic development, education, housing and clean water   […]