This Week in Committees | Week of January 29

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You can also review full agendas […]

This Week in Committees | Week of January 15

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You can also review full agendas […]

New Legislation of Interest to Vermont Employers

The following are bills recently introduced that might be of interest to Vermont employers.  Text and other information about a bill’s status are available by clicking on the linked bill number.  Note that official statements of purpose might not fully reflect the purpose or effect of the bill.  If “SHORT FORM” is noted, the text […]

Legislation and Rules Impacting Energy Costs | Information and Engagement for Affected Companies

As the 2024 legislative session approaches, there are several ongoing and pending legislative and regulatory processes that will impact the cost of energy, both electric and fossil fuels, for manufacturers and other businesses. The following is a brief overview of two of these tracks, and we encourage you to contact us at info@aivt.org if you […]

DEC Financial Support for Diesel Emissions Reduction Coming This Fall

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will once again be offering incentive funding this fall through the Vermont Diesel Emissions Reduction Financial Assistance Program.  This funding will be competitively awarded to projects that reduce emissions from diesel-powered vehicles, engines, and nonroad equipment.  Click here for more. Funding will be available for: Replacement of diesel-powered […]

Clean Heat Standard Bill, Increasing Costs for Heating and Industrial and Commercial Processing Fuel, Passes House

The House Friday voted for final passage of S.5, requiring the development of a Clean Heat Standard program and related rules and regulations for review by the Legislature for approval of implementation in 2025.  For a review of the bill and related concerns, especially fuel cost impacts for manufacturers and other commercial and industrial customers, […]

Clean Heat Standard Legislation Advances, Cost Risks for Manufacturers and Other Customers Not Addressed

The House Environment and Energy Committee Thursday passed out S.5, which would create a Clean Heat Standard program, developed by the Public Utility Commission by 2025, under which fossil fuel sellers (those who initially own the fuel imported into Vermont for sale) would have to purchase tradable credits in order to sell non-highway transportation fuels.  […]

Clean Heat Standard Nears Key Vote, Impact on Manufacturing Uncertain

As discussed previously, S.5 would create a Clean Heat Standard program, developed by the Public Utility Commission by 2025, under which fossil fuel sellers (those who initially own the fuel imported into Vermont for sale) would have to purchase tradable credits in order to sell non-highway transportation fuels.  They could also earn credits through supporting […]

Impacts of Climate Change Legislation for Manufacturing and other Employers: Need for Communication and Engagement

The Legislature is either currently discussing or expected to discuss bills related to climate change that would affect the cost and supply of heating, process, and transportation fuels.  As these discussions continue, it is critical that manufacturers and other companies with relatively high exposure to heating, process, or transportation costs are kept fully informed and […]