Analysts generally agree that the ESSEX Plan carbon tax will burden Vermonters who need to travel and heat their homes, but a new study from the Ethan Allen Institute finally reveals how much.
California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order Monday mandating “carbon neutrality” by 2045, then ordering the state to “maintain net negative emissions thereafter.”
“Major hurricanes are business as usual for nature, just uncommon,” Roy Spencer wrote in a blog post published Monday. Spencer is a climate scientist at the University of Alabama-Huntsville.
The report, funded by the ClimateWorks Foundation, found that countries are increasingly “outsourcing” their emissions to other countries, like China and India.
Electric utilities in Vermont are speaking out against the state’s solar subsidies, calling the current rules needlessly expensive for companies and ratepayers.
Since Vermont’s recycling law passed in 2012, the expectation has been that newspapers, cardboard, cans and bottles must be separated from trash to be shipped off to places like China and processed into new materials. Now the costs are rising dramatically, and policymakers must reassess the viability of recycling.
The rule, called “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science,” would require the EPA to publish the scientific data behind regulations so that the information would be available for public scrutiny.
It’s OK for the renewable power industry to celebrate when they help keep power costs low, but ratepayers need to know that, at present and on average, solar power has the opposite effect.
“We just saw nothing but the, you know, the type of consequences you find when you have a president utilizing every resource available to him to ratchet down and do away with the coal industry.”
If “consumers are demanding greater fuel efficiency in vehicles,” what’s stopping them from buying all-electric Teslas? Especially when they get a $7,500 Obama credit for doing so?
Prompted by the discovery of an emerald ash borer beetle in Stamford, the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation and UVM Extension will be presenting a public information meeting on slowing the spread of the pest.