Single occupancy vehicle trips alone make up almost 30% of Vermont’s transportation related emissions. If we doubled transit and rideshare and cut those trips in half, that would result in reductions equivalent to eliminating the energy use from nearly 19,000 homes (158,000 metric tons of CO2e)
Prices for fossil fuels like propane and fuel oil have historically been the highest and most volatile. As of 2018, 78% of Vermonters were heating their homes with fossil fuels, and 53% with propane and heating oil, the two highest priced fuels
With 18,759 jobs, clean energy jobs in Vermont make up 6% of total statewide jobs in Vermont, a higher share than any other state. The median income for these jobs is $26.71, higher than the median income for the state
Montpelier, VT — The Energy Action Network (EAN) today released a major new report summarizing what Vermont can learn from the “Cap and Invest” approach that has been successfully used by Quebec, California, and nine northeastern states to reduce climate pollution while helping to grow local economies.
“One thing is clear: If Vermont
One of the smartest investments Vermont can make as a state is in the weatherization of our homes and businesses. Our old housing and building stock means that too much of Vermonters’ hard earned money ends up going up the chimney or out the door. Our legislature is currently considering increased investments