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
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
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