Midday Newscast: September 29, 2008

Vermont earned $620,000 in last week’s first-ever auction of "carbon credits”; Congress has doubled home heating assistance, but community action agencies across Vermont say that still won’t cover all the needs; Brattleboro plans to buy biodiesel fuel for its school buses this year.

Gov. Jim Douglas

Governor Jim Douglas talks with Bob Kinzel about the key issues facing the state, and takes your phone calls. Also, news analysis with VPR’s Ross Sneyd and we listen back to some of the voices in the news this week.

Green College Campuses

A number of Vermont Colleges have signed on to the national movement to reduce their net carbon emissions to zero in the coming decades. We’ll explore what that means, and ask some hard questions.