Hopes Dim For Passing Meaningful Climate Change Legislation

For the first time this legislative session, the full Vermont Senate will debate renewable energy on Tuesday. In Montpelier, though, some lawmakers’ hopes of passing meaningful climate change legislation that might reduce greenhouse gas emissions have already collided with the state’s fiscal reality.

Environmentalist To Vt. Lawmakers: Act Now On Climate

Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben addressed members of the legislature at the Statehouse Wednesday, urging them to pass legislation during this biennium that might combat climate change in Vermont – and elsewhere.

Market Solutions To Climate Change; Rising Poverty Rates

Senator Bernie Sanders has been trying to get attention on the problem on poverty. Senator Sanders is speaking out about about rising poverty rates, and also Irene recovery funds. And Lynn Scarlett, an energy policy expert, argues that market-based incentives, rather than government subsidies, are the best approach to climate change.