Total Energy News - June 2018
Your Update on Vermont and National Energy News
Hi there,

The sun is out, the flowers are blooming, and we're back with a monthly newsletter to keep you up to date on what's going on in energy here in Vermont and around the country.

Each month, you'll find updates on the latest in the total energy sectors: thermal, transportation, and electric. You'll find a data download - a chart or graphic with the latest energy data that you can download and use in your own work. You'll learn about upcoming events from our members, and get a spotlight on one individual member and the work they're doing.

Have something you want to share with the Network? Send it our way by replying to this email.

Sunny Regards,
The EAN Team
The Vermont Total Energy Ticker
Thermal (and more!)
From 1990 to 2015, Québec’s GHG emissions were reduced by 8.8%. During this same period the population grew by 18.0% and the GDP grew by 60.0%. What can Vermont learn?
Transportation
The first year of spending from the Volkswagen Settlement will go entirely towards electric vehicles, including new charging stations, and replacing diesel school and transit buses with electric.
Electric
For the first time ever, power drawn from the New England during the day was lower than at night, simply because of solar power being generated behind the meter in Vermont and other states.
Data Download
We are getting ready to release our 2017 Annual Report next week! Here's a sneak peak of one of the key graphs showing where we are on our climate and renewable energy commitments. These targets set the path we need to be on and allow us to model the highest impact actions to get there.

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What's coming up?
Integrative Carbon Building for a Changing Climate - The Vermont Green Building Network, Burlington 2030 District, and Vermont Energy Investment Corporation team up to teach you about green building and how to minimize your impacts on carbon emissions.

When: June 21, 2018 from 5:00-7:30pm
Where: VEIC, Burlington
Member Spotlight
Laurie Fielder, VSECU
"Part of our mission is to make sure that members can afford to achieve their goals for long-term energy savings, whether that means taking on a weatherization or solar project or purchasing a fuel-efficient car or a new bike."

Deeper Dives
The Northeast US has a carbon-trading system. It is boosting, not hurting, state economies.
Dave Roberts finds RGGI is "a pretty good deal for the states involved — the benefits of the investments outweigh the costs to consumers in higher electricity prices."
Vox, Read More
Electric vehicles will grow from 3 million to 125 million by 2030, International Energy Agency forecasts
"There will be enough electric cars on the road for roughly every person in Japan — the world's 11th most populous country — in just more than two decades, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA)."
CNBC, Read More
A Year after Trump's Paris Pullout, U.S. Companies are Driving a Renewables Boom
"Dozens of Fortune 500 companies... are voluntarily investing billions of dollars in new wind and solar projects to power their operations or offset their conventional energy use, becoming a major driver of renewable electricity growth in the United States."
NY Times, Read More
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