Solar Power

Sanders, EPA tout Vermont Guard’s Solar Project (VPR)

August 24, 2012

By Kirk Carapezza Sen. Bernie Sanders and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency say the Vermont National Guard is a national model for what other military bases can do to cut their reliance on fossil fuels and become less dependent on foreign oil. Sanders and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson toured a solar power installation […]

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Sen. Sanders touts military’s role in energy security (Burlington Free Press)

March 31, 2012

By Joel Banner Baird Few who are familiar with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., would associate him with innovations in the military. On Tuesday, he broke — or rather, reshaped — the familiar mold. At a Senate subcommittee panel with armed forces and Environmental Protection Agency experts, Sanders solidified an emerging energy policy that he said […]

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Bernie Sanders proposes to ax fossil-fuel subsidies and add 10 million sun-powered rooftops (Daily Kos)

January 27, 2012

By Meteor Blades Bernie Sanders used to be Congressman-at-large from Vermont. Now he’s Vermont’s junior Senator. In so many ways, however, he’s the nation’s Senator-at-large, showing the way when so many others in Congress have lost theirs. While a good chunk of Congress, including a majority of the freshman class in the House, are climate-change […]

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Removing Fossil Fuel Subsidies Could Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Half (FireDogLake)

By David Dayen Sen. Bernie Sanders has a new bill out to kill fossil fuel subsidies that come in the form of tax breaks for the oil and gas industry. Instead, Sanders would redirect those funds to generate 10 million solar roofs in America, which would create installation jobs and significantly reduce fossil fuel consumption. […]

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OpEd: America Must Not Back Down on Sustainable Energy (HuffPost Politics)

December 16, 2011

By Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Barbara Boxer, Sen. John Kerry, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse If you read just the headlines these days, you might think renewable energy in America is going the way of Solyndra. Don’t take our word for it: a recent headline from Fox News declared “ENTIRE Solar Industry on Brink of Collapse.” We […]

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State, UVM partner with national lab on smart grid project (Burlington Free Press)

December 13, 2011

By Dan D’Ambrosio Assistant professor Paul Hines at the University of Vermont is focused on researching ways to improve the nation’s electrical grid, which is why he was invited early on to participate in discussions between the U.S. Department of Energy’s Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico and Vermont leaders on a joint effort to […]

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A New Energy Research Center Opens In Vermont (VPR News)

December 12, 2011

By Melody Bodette (Host) A new energy research center will be coming to Vermont. Senator Bernie Sanders and Governor Peter Shumlin announced a three-year partnership Monday morning with the Sandia National Laboratory. The plan calls for Sandia to establish a Center for Energy Transformation and Innovation. It will be located at the University of Vermont. […]

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$15M energy innovation center planned for UVM (Burlington Free Press)

Vermont has the potential to become a national leader in integrating renewable energy sources onto the power grid, officials said Monday morning in announcing a new research center and partnership at University of Vermont. UVM is to become home to the Center for Energy Transformation and Innovation, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., told the Burlington […]

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Vt., Sandia Lab, announce energy research center (MSN Money)

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) – Vermont — a leader in energy efficiency and deployment of so-called smart-grid technology — will become home to a $15 million national energy research project, officials announced Monday. The Center for Energy Transformation and Innovation will be housed at the University of Vermont. The three-year project is a partnership among the […]

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Sandia Center at UVM will accelerate smart grid transition (VTDigger)

By Greg Guma Gov. Peter Shumlin credits Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., for bringing a new multi-million dollar Center for Energy Transformation and Innovation to the state. Sanders was “like a dog with a bone” on the issue, recalled the governor at a joint press conference on Monday. The project, a partnership between Sandia National Laboratories, […]

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