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Burlington is on track to meet Net Zero Energy city goal

Vermont Business Magazine Summary Mayor Miro Weinberger, the Burlington Electric Department, and other city team and community leaders today jointly announced that Burlington is off to a great start toward meeting its ambitious Net Zero Energy city by 2030 goal (link is external) ...


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Burlington enters Phase 3 in creating district energy system

Vermont Biz Summary Mayor Miro Weinberger, Burlington Electric Department (BED), VGS, University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC), Ever-Green Energy, and the Burlington District Energy System (BURDES) Committee, a group of interested local citizens, today announced another milestone step...


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Vermont Gas sees growing demand and potential for renewable natural gas

Jonathan Mingle, Energy News Network Summary Vermont’s only gas utility wants to offer more RNG to customers in response to demand for decarbonization. In early 2018, Vermont Gas became the first local gas distribution company in the country to give customers the option to purchase...


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VGS plans to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Vermont Business Magazine Summary VGS announced today an ambitious and comprehensive strategy to transform the company and eliminate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. The company outlined three key strategies to achieve the near-term goal of a 30% greenhouse gas reduction in customers...


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Vanguard breaks ground on food waste to energy project

Kelly Maile, Waste Today Summary Vanguard Renewables , Wellesley, Massachusetts, began construction of a new project, which represents a unique partnership between a Vermont college, a local dairy farm and a renewable energy company. Vanguard owns and operates an anaerobic digestion...


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Weinberger, BED release Net Zero energy Roadmap

Vermont Biz Summary Vermont Business Magazine Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, joined by Burlington Electric Department (BED) General Manager Darren Springer, City Director of Sustainability Jennifer Green, and other stakeholders, on Sunday publicly released the City’s Net Zero...


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Middlebury wastewater-to-energy proposal gains momentum

John Flowers, Addison Count Independent Summary MIDDLEBURY — Developers of a proposed resource recovery center that would transform industrial wastewater into energy are now seeking the necessary state and local permits to build the facility off Middlebury’s Exchange Street. A multi...


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Goddard College institutes carbon neutral plan with woodchip boiler

Vermont Business Magazine Summary At a gathering to celebrate Goddard College’s new woodchip district heating plant, the Biomass Energy Research Center (BERC) and Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) released a report Wednesday called Expanded Use of Wood Heating in Vermont . With Vermont’s...


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Weinberger appoints Darren Springer as GM of Burlington Electric

Timothy McQuiston, Vermont Business Magazine Summary Mayor Miro Weinberger announced the appointment of Darren Springer as General Manager of the Burlington Electric Department at a press conference Tuesday morning at BED. Springer brings extensive experience in the energy field to the...


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PUC Ruling: Burlington District Heating System Would Not Need State Permit

Howard Weiss-Tisman, Vermont Public Radio The Public Utility Commission says Burlington would not need a state permit to operate a district heating system that uses steam and heat from the McNeil Plant. Credit: National Renewable Energy Laboratory / Associated Press Summary If...