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
Efficiency isn’t just about decreasing the amount of energy we use for our current electric, heating, and transportation systems. We also achieve (often far larger) efficiency gains when we switch from fossil fuel combustion systems to more technologically advanced renewable systems that use much less energy.
This includes switching to electric vehicles (both
Tuesday, May 14th – 5:00-7:00pm
**NECI on Main – the Basement, 118 Main St, Montpelier**
**Note the new location! Due to a conflict at Down Home, we have moved to NECI for this event!**
Up next for the Leveraging Change Speaker Series: a conversation about how strategic investments in clean energy can transform the New England economy and transition us away from fossil fuels. We’ll be hearing from Phil Huffman (The Nature Conservancy) and EAN Board Member Christine Donovan (VEIC) about their recent report with Coastal Enterprises, Inc., “Advancing Clean Energy Investment in Northern New England.” They’ll discuss the context for the report and how some of the key recommendations may move forward in our region.