Acorn Energy and CEAC Team Up

to Create Climate and Energy Resource Guide


Acorn Renewable Energy Co-op (Acorn Energy) and the Climate Economy Action Center of Addison County (CEAC) are developing an online guide offering free listings to local businesses and organizations doing work related to climate and renewable energy in our region. The guide will be modeled after the successful "Champlain Valley Guide to Food and Farms" and will be entitled "Champlain Valley Climate and Energy Resource Guide." A digital version of the guide is expected by August, followed by a printed version in the fall. There will be no charge for being listed in the guide.


The Climate and Energy Resource Guide is intended to highlight the good work going on in these areas and to make that information accessible to consumers and businesses alike. We will be reaching out in the next few days with a survey to organizations we think should be listed, but we encourage you to initiate contact to make sure you are included. You may send an email to Susan Smiley or call her at 802-388-6601 for more information or to ask to be included.

If you are a business interested in being included in the guide, please sign up here. 

 Workshop: Residential Weatherization 101

 Event: Sep 22, 2020, 5:30 PM

 The Rutland Regional Planning Commission is hosting a home weatherization workshop next week. Some very practical and cost-saving information will be   covered during this online webinar on Tuesday, September 22, beginning at 5:30 pm:

Residential Weatherization 101:

Where Do I Start?

How Do I Decide Which Project to Do Next?
What's new with home energy visits?
What's new for incentives (cash back, low interest loans, etc)
Should I hire a qualified energy contractor or go it alone (DIY)?

Speakers include Brad Long from Efficiency Vermont and Steve Costello and Dan Mackey from GMP.

If you would like to attend, please contact Barbara Noyes Pulling, so we can get you signed up:

Barbara Noyes Pulling, or 802-747-7535.

Eco trip--It's a Wrap

Electric vehicle travel will get easier—a brand new charger in Danbury, CT, one of several on our route that became operational in the weeks since I first planned our stops. Well, we got home the other day, after something like 2,700 all-electric miles with the Leaf. We stopped to charge about 54 times (including charging at night during our stops), and it got to be quite easy on the way back, partly because we retraced our trip and knew where the chargers were. It was also easier because several new fast-chargers came online along our route just in the weeks since I first planned the trip, like the one in Danbury, CT, in the photo above. Our longest leg turned out to be on the way home, an

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