Percent of emissions covered by decarbonization program As of the end of 2018, Vermont is one of ten US states and two Canadian provinces that participate in a decarbonization program. But the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) that Vermont participates in currently only covers a small percentage of our total emissions. See how we stack up. Vermont, New York, and Massachusetts participate in RGGI. California and Québec are members of the Western Climate Initiative (WCI), a cap and invest program. British Columbia has a province-wide carbon fee.

We are excited to share that our 2018 Annual Progress Report will be released on Monday, March 4th. This year’s report is our most comprehensive yet, featuring updated data and new analysis about the status of Vermont’s energy and emissions progress. See the Data Download for a sneak preview of one of the new graphics, and stay tuned for the full report in March!

Since September, EAN has been convening the Vermont Energy Future Initiative, a diverse group of stakeholders who have volunteered to identify key gaps and barriers to Vermont’s energy and emissions progress. Together, we are also learning about best practices and successful programs outside of Vermont to help us bend the curve towards our 2025 commitments. These research projects are underway, and we’ll be sharing the results with the full network soon. To learn more, visit our website or email Sarah Wolfe ([email protected]).

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California has successfully decoupled GHG emissions and economic growth (2000-2017)

While the year closed with a groundbreaking announcement from nine Northeastern states as part of the Transportation & Climate Initiative, we started the year with a sobering announcement of US emissions increasing in 2018, even as coal plants are closing. That speaks to the importance of action to get off of fossil fuels, particularly in the transportation and thermal sectors.

EAN’s Leveraging Change Speaker Series will continue this month on Thursday, January 17th. Read on for more details or click here to RSVP.

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Communicating Energy and Climate: A Conversation with Bob Perkowitz and Abby White

Communicating Energy & Climate: A Conversation with Bob Perkowitz and Abby White
Thursday, January 17th from 4:00-6:00pm

Energy Action Network’s Leveraging Change Speaker Series continues with a conversation about communicating energy and climate featuring Bob Perkowitz, Founder and CEO of ecoAmerica. Public Engagement is a key leverage point for advancing systemic change to get

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Vermont’s GHG Emissions and GDP dipped between 2007-2009 during the Great Recession. For a few years during the economic recovery, Vermont’s GHG emissions remained flat, but recent years have brought a significant increase.

Emissions in the US were reported to have risen by 3.4% this year, the largest increase in eight years. For years, it appeared that the U.S. had joined dozens of countries around the globe who had successfully decoupled emissions and economic growth. This year however, emissions increased from industry, planes, and freight

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Grid Modernization in Vermont: A Conversation with Ladeene Freimuth and Kerrick Johnson
Thursday, December 20th from 4:00-6:00pm

Energy Action Network’s Leveraging Change Speaker Series continues with a conversation about grid modernization featuring Ladeene Freimuth, Policy Director for the GridWise Alliance. Even though the electric sector produces only 10% of our greenhouse gas emissions, the

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