Total Energy News - July 2018
Your update on Vermont and National Energy News
Hi there,

In case you missed it, we released our Annual Report last month! You can read the highlights, and download the report, at You can also see the coverage of the report at VTDigger, WDEV, and SevenDays.

You can also learn more at an upcoming webinar, co-hosted by EAN and the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network (VECAN) next Wednesday, July 18th at 6pm. Learn more and register here.

Sunny Regards,
The EAN Team
The Vermont Total Energy Ticker
This session, the legislature passed a sales tax exemption for advanced wood heat systems, bringing the cost down for Vermonters looking to switch off fossil fuels.
Our neighbors in Massachusetts may be moving forward on expanding the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (or RGGI) to include transportation.
Companies in Vermont are helping turn the lights on for some Puerto Ricans who are still without power, almost nine months after Hurricane Maria.
Data Download
In our 2017 Annual Report, we calculated one path to meet our 2025 commitments with known and tested technologies. These figures were based on the latest public greenhouse gas emissions data, which was from 2013. With the release of the 2015 emissions data, these drivers would need to increase by 62%.

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What's coming up?
Join EAN and VECAN to learn more about the 2017 Annual Report and get a chance to ask your questions.

When: July 18, 2018 from 6:00-7:15pm

Member Spotlight
Dave Roberts, Drive Electric Vermont
"In Vermont, utilities, policymakers, and advocates are working together to realize the many benefits stemming from powering transportation with electricity - cars that are fun to drive, save on fuel costs, reliable, and much cleaner than gasoline powered vehicles - especially when running on renewably generated electricity."

Deeper Dives
We are almost certainly underestimating the economic risks of climate change
Like the economic opportunity of transitioning to renewable energy, the economic risks have never been fully or accurately calculated. David Roberts explains why.
Vox, Read More
Mapped: The world's coal power plants
Even as coal plants are shutting down in the United States, there are still plants being permitted and built across the globe. Carbon Brief mapped them in an interactive tool.
Carbon Brief, Read More
World on track for 50% renewables by 2050, says Bloomberg energy outlook
Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts that half of our electricity will be powered by renewable generation by 2050.
Utility Dive, Read More
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