EAN has modeled one path for how Vermont could achieve our Paris Climate Agreement commitment based on currently available energy technologies and proven best practices. Getting to the Paris commitment would require all of these efforts, plus 20% more from additional measures. For example, if Vermont put fewer than 90,000 EVs on
Existing policy not enough to meet Vermont’s energy and emissions commitments, report says
Vermonters stand to benefit from renewable heat, electric vehicles
A new Progress Report released today by Energy Action Network (EAN) highlights how meeting Vermont’s energy and emissions commitments will require state action far beyond what is already occurring, with major benefits
Let’s take a look at a real 1950 ranch house in Jericho, Vermont. The homeowners, one recently retired from the Vermont Air National Guard and one a bookkeeper at a local school district, recently completed a Zero Energy Now (ZEN) project to get their home off fossil fuels and nearly eliminate their
Though some may talk about transportation, thermal, and electricity as equal parts of Total Energy, each energy sector is unique in Vermont when it comes to relative energy use, emissions produced, and the energy burden (share of total energy costs for Vermonters) each creates. On all counts, transportation is the biggest challenge.
Because 78% of Vermonters were heating their homes with fossil fuels, Vermonters spent nearly an extra $240 million in 2018 on heating fuel than if we were getting 100% of our heat from renewable sources. Of that, over $185 million left the Vermont economy entirely
Check out EAN’s new progress report for more