Bigger and bigger cars are contributing to increasing emissions from transportation

Transportation accounts for the majority of Vermont’s green house gas emissions, and those emissions have been on the rise.

Part of the issue is the kind of vehicles Vermonters are buying. According to data from the Vermont Vehicle and Automotive Distributors Association (VADA)

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2018 Annual Progress Report - 90% by 2050 -The Benefits of Achieving Vermont's Energy Goals

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

Press Release: EAN 2018 Annual Progress Report PublishedRead more …

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

Data Download: Decoupling Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Economic GrowthRead more …

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