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

We've changed up the order this month. With sobering news from the IPCC making headlines, we wanted to highlight some global, national, state, and local action happening to impact energy and emissions. Scroll down to see the Vermont Total Energy Ticker at the bottom of the newsletter.

Before you dive in, have you shared your thoughts on EAN's 2017 Annual Progress Report? We're already starting to work on the 2018 Annual Progress Report, and we want to hear from you. What was useful to you about the 2017 report, and what would you like to see in the next report?

Finally, EAN is launching the Leveraging Change Speaker Series in November. Read more on our Upcoming Events page and stay tuned for speaker announcements!

The EAN Team
News from the World
Climate Risk &
Climate Action
The IPCC issued a report detailing extreme near-term risks if the world does not act aggressively to curb emissions. Vox's David Roberts shared some research on what a plan to reach the IPCC's targets might entail.
Read more at Vox and the New York Times
Report: US almost halfway to achieving Paris climate goals thanks to city, state action
Despite President Trump pledging to leave the Paris agreement, cities and states around the country are still making progress towards Paris. However, as of 2015, Vermont's emissions are down only 2% since 2005.
Utility Dive, Read More
A Green New Deal is on the ballot in Washington state this year
One state, Washington, is looking to pass a ballot initiative to put a price on carbon on election day this year. David Roberts details how the campaign has learned from a previous attempt, and what's at stake.
Vox, Read More
Data Download
The recent IPCC report demonstrates the necessity of curbing emissions, particularly from energy. Here in Vermont, energy makes up 81% of our greenhouse gas emissions, but the chart at the left demonstrates the need to focus on the thermal and transportation sectors, which together make up more than 70% of Vermont's emissions.

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What's Coming Up?
Vermont Interfaith Power & Light is hosting their Fall Conference: A Just Economy to Achieve Climate Goals. Featuring keynote speaker George Lakey and a variety of workshops on energy issues in your community and in Vermont, including one led by EAN's Sarah Wolfe. Register at

When: Saturday, October 13, 10am-3:30pm
Where: Faith United Methodist Church,
899 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT
Members Making Moves!
Congrats to these important energy organizations who have identified strong new leaders to continue moving them forward! And congrats to these individual members - our network will benefit from your insight and commitment.
Darren Springer named General Manager of Burlington Electric Department
Rebecca Towne named Chief Executive Officer of Vermont Electric Cooperative
The Vermont Total Energy Ticker
The Vermont Public Utility Commission (PUC) has opened an investigation to look at how Vermont's unique efficiency utilities can best serve Vermonters.
Staying busy, the PUC is also running a workshop on electric vehicle access in Vermont and how to ensure more Vermonters can go electric.
There is currently one large-scale wind project under consideration in Vermont, a single turbine on a dairy farm in the northeast corner of our state.
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