"Our nation simply cannot afford an energy policy that leaves us dependent upon depleting resources, beholden to hostile foreign governments and responsible for degrading our environment. We must embrace a new energy future that invests in energy efficiency, develops renewable energy sources and reduces carbon pollution. By meeting the challenge of climate change head-on, we can create green jobs and save money on heating our homes and powering our cars. I will continue to do all I can to help Vermont retain its status as a leader in our new energy economy."
On Thursday, Reps. David B. McKinley, P.E. and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced bipartisan legislation that would spur energy efficiency investments in both residential and commercial buildings. Rep. Welch and Rep. Mckinley are the co-chairs of the High Performance Building Caucus.
After introducing the legislation, Congressman Welch said, “Vermont has lead the nation in energy efficiency. These bills would take the Verm...
It was summer 2011, and Congressman Peter Welch stood on the Moorings Marina deck in Colchester to rally for the elimination federal ethanol subsidies he said were spiking food prices and corroding small engines.
Nearly two years later, Welch returned to Colchester last Friday, this time on the other side of town, and touted Congress’ progress in scaling back the program that was originally meant to wean the United States o...
Vermont’s lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives is going to be working with a bipartisan group of his colleagues to reform a federal law that requires corn-based ethanol in motor vehicle fuels.
U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, a Democrat, argues the requirement that ethanol, which is made from corn, drove up the price of corn and increased the costs for Vermont dairy farmers.
At a small engine repair shop in Colchester this morning, Congressman Peter Welch announced bipartisan legislation to reform the federal ethanol mandate. Joined by Vermonters directly impacted by the mandate, Welch highlighted the harmful impacts of a federal ethanol production...