The story of Vermont in two graphs:

Relative to other states, Vermont has low per capita energy-related carbon emissions, as you can see on the top graph. We are one of only six states with carbon emissions below 10 tons/person (note: accounting for all GHG emissions, we’re closer to 16 tons as of 2015).
But that’s not the whole story – our emissions have been rising since 1990, not falling (bottom graph). Only three states (California, New York, and Massachusetts) have per capita energy CO2 emissions below 10 tons/person and have also achieved carbon emission declines below 1990 levels as of 2014.
Since Vermont has had largely carbon-free electricity, we had the benefit of low emissions early on. Now we have to engage in the harder work of reducing emissions from our transportation and thermal sectors.

Contact EAN

  • Jared Duval

    Jared Duval

    Executive Director
    802‑829‑7421   jduval@eanvt.org
  • Robert Fish

    Robert Fish

    VT Energy Dashboard Manager
    802‑383‑8527   rfish@eanvt.org
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