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‘Smarter, Greener Grid’ Provides Insight to Meet EPA Climate Rules   New window icon

July 15, 2014

A new book co-authored by Professor Kevin Jones, deputy director of the Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE), and David Zoppo '13,has the attention of state regulators and environmental professionals as it focuses on policies needed to meet the Environmental Protection Agency's new climate rules ...

Milne's Letter to the Editor Appears in The New York Times

June 26, 2014

Janet Milne penned a letter to the editor, "A Carbon Tax and Climate Change," that appears in The New York Times.

Institute for Energy and the Environment Works on Plug and Play Solar Power

June 19, 2014

The Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE) is mentioned in the article, "Plug-and-Play Solar Systems: Automating the Permitting, Inspection and Interconnection Processes," on The article mentions the IEE's work compiling a list of codes and standards on plug and play photovoltaic residential rooftop systems.

Cooper Report Cited in Greenpeace Blog

June 19, 2014

Mark Cooper's report, The Economic Failure of Nuclear Power and the Development of a Low-Carbon Electricity Future: Why Small Modular Reactors Are Part of the Problem, Not the Solution continues to receive wide coverage, appearing in a blog titled "When It Comes to Nuclear Power, Small Isn't Beautiful. Or Safe or Cheap." in

Jones Interviewed on Solar Projects in Vermont

June 16, 2014

Kevin Jones is interviewed on solar panel energy in the Upper Valley in "Upper Valley Goes Solar One House at a Time," on Vermont Public Radio.

Cooper Interviewed on Oyster Creek Plant Closing

June 13, 2014

Mark Cooper is interviewed on the Oyster Creek power plant closing in "Will Oyster Creek Close in 2019?" in Asbury Park Press.

Beyranevand Comments on GMO Label Law

June 13, 2014

Laurie Beyranevand comments on the GMO label law in "Vermont, Food Industry Begin Court Fight Over GMO Label Law (+Video)" in The Christian Science Monitor.

Parenteau Commentary on Carbon Rules in VTDigger

June 11, 2014

Patrick Parenteau's commentary, "Putting EPA's Carbon Rules in Perspective," appears in VTDigger.

VT Journal of Environmental Law Vol. 15, Issue 4 Released

June 9, 2014

On the heels of the Obama administration's climate change plan announced last week and a recent government-funded report on climate change's threat to national security, Vermont Law School's Vermont Journal of Environmental Law (VJEL) explores the national security implications of a warming planet.

Food Issue of VLS Alumni Magazine Wins CASE Award   New window icon

June 5, 2014

The Vermont Law School alumni magazine, Loquitur, has received a Silver Circle of Excellence Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for its most recent issue, "Good Food" ...

Whether Consumers Will Gain or Lose with GMO Labeling Remains Open Question

June 4, 2014

Vermont Law School's hand in crafting the GMO labeling law in Vermont is cited in "Whether Consumers Will Gain or Lose with GMO Labeling Remains Open Question," in Ag Weekly.

Vermont Law School Offers Free Hot Topics Lectures on Environmental Issues   New window icon

May 29, 2014

Throughout the summer, Vermont Law School faculty, distinguished scholars, media fellows, and other experts deliver one-hour lectures on a wide range of current issues related to the environment ...

Vermont Law Partners with Zhongnan University in China   New window icon

May 28, 2014

A delegation from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (ZUEL) in China visited Vermont Law School today, signing an agreement with VLS to collaborate on programs that will expand educational opportunities for students from both schools and promote exchange between faculty members ...

Three Environmental Journalists Named Vermont Law Media Fellows   New window icon

May 27, 2014

The Environmental Law Center at Vermont Law School has selected three journalists for its 2014 Summer Media Fellowship program. Each fellow, chosen from a pool of 42 applicants from across the country ...

Coverage of Honorary Degree Lecturer Steyer

May 17-18, 2014

The VLS honorary degree recipient Tom Steyer lecture was covered by local news outlets ...

Murphy Quoted on GMOs Addressed in Oregon

May 17, 2014

Laura Murphy is quoted in, "Battle Over Genetically Modified Foods in Oregon." This AP story ran in The Washington Post, NPR, Fox News, Salt Lake Tribune, Leader-Telegram, Daily Record, Honolulu Start-Advertiser,, Kuwait Times, and many more.

Coverage of Cooper's Report on Small Module Reactors

May 13 - 27, 2014

In the wake of Mark Cooper's report on small module nuclear reactors, the following news outlets provided coverage ...

Cooper Authors Major Report on Small Modular Reactors   New window icon

May 15, 2014

Hopes that "small modular reactors" (SMRs) will save the dying nuclear power industry in the United States and avert climate change are unfounded - and scaling up SMRs in the U.S. will likely choke off funding and policies that have allowed renewable energy to expand at record levels, according to a major new report issued today by nuclear financing expert Dr. Mark Cooper, senior fellow for economic analysis at the Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School ...

Speth's Letter to the Editor Appears in NYT

May 14, 2014

James Gustav Speth penned a letter to the editor in response to the front page article, "Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans From Polar Melt" (May 13, 2014) ...

VLS's Environmental Clinic Cited in Washington Post

May 9, 2014

The Environmental and Natural Resources Legal Clinic is cited in, "Vermont Just Passed the Nation's First GMO Food Labeling Law. Now it Prepares to Get Sued," in The Washington Post.

Recent MERL Grad Proudlove Completes Solar Project

May 8, 2014

Autumn Proudlove, MERL '13 is the co-author of two guides to going solar for residential customers of Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress ...

VLS Alum Published in National Geographic News Watch

May 7, 2014

Shaunna McCovey, MSEL '00/JD '03, authored "A Small Tribe Thinks Big About Their Ocean Space," in National Geographic News Watch. Shaunna McCovey is an Integrated Solutions Specialist with Point 97 ...

Two VLS Students Awarded for Energy Work

May 5, 2014

The Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE) at Vermont Law School (VLS) has awarded two research associates with funds to pursue internships at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in Washington, D.C., and the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) in San Diego ...

USDA Awards $500k to VLS for Farmers' Market Project   New window icon

May 1, 2014

he U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) a $500,000 grant to strengthen farmers' market organizations through legal education ...

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