Montpelier — Gov. Phil Scott met with his climate action commission on Monday to hear ways Vermont can curb carbon emissions while spurring economic development and energy affordability. It marked the first time the governor met with the full board he appointed last year.

Commissioners described ways to wean the state off fossil fuels

VTDigger & Valley News: Scott Trades Ideas With Climate Commission – by Elizabeth GribkoffRead more …

As of 2017, Vermont’s energy use was 20 percent renewable, up from 12 percent renewable in 2010, according to the 2017 Annual Report by the Energy Action Network (EAN). That’s a 66-percent increase in seven years, but the annual report says that this pace of increase is not fast enough to reach the

The Bridge: Vermont’s Renewable Energy Use Increases, But Not Enough Says Report – by Phil ToddRead more …

Vermont's energy is not as renewable as you might think. Although Vermont's electricity sector is becoming significantly more renewable (43% source energy, 55% site energy), Vermont's total energy is still only 20% renewable.
Thanks to everyone who has expressed interest in the Vermont Energy Future Initiative. The outpouring of enthusiasm shows a deep commitment to get to work from so many members and leaders across the state. We’ll be in touch with more details on how to get involved soon.
With with the release of the Climate Action Commission report and the 2019 legislative session approaching, we know that folks are looking ahead to important policy discussions from weatherization and electric vehicles to renewable electric adoption, advanced wood heat, and more.
EAN is working to ensure these conversations are grounded in data about our current total energy status and the impact of specific actions. If there’s a conversation your organization or business is focused on that could be served by better data or analysis, let us know! We’re already thinking about our 2018 report and how we can best build this shared understanding of our energy transition.

Total Energy News – August 2018Read more …

Roughly one year ago, with much fanfare, Gov. Phil Scott created the Vermont Climate Action Commission, whose charge was to produce recommendations for fighting climate change in Vermont. The commission was greeted with a fair bit of skepticism, partly because Scott’s environmental track record is heavy on delay and incrementalism, and partly because he strongly

Seven Days: Climate Redaction: Report’s Slow Roll Sparks Skepticism – by John WaltersRead more …

By Neal Goswami, Link to original story and video

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) There are now 53 recommendations sitting with Vermont’s governor on how the state should tackle climate change. But some say those aren’t enough.

The state has ambitious goals to reduce carbon emissions in Vermont but data shows it’s increased in recent years. The recommendations

WCAX: How should Vermont Tackle Climate Change?Read more …

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