Jared Duval of Energy Action Network discusses what will be required for Vermont to green its energy supply and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which are currently on the rise. He begins by offering perspective on the announcement by Green Mountain Power that it will get 100% of its power from renewable sources by
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Vermont is way behind its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, particularly in the transportation sector.
The state needs to add 90,000 electric vehicles by 2025 as part of the effort to hit greenhouse gas emission targeted reductions. So far, there are fewer than 3,000 electric vehicles on the
Energy Action Network (EAN), a High Meadows Fund grantee, released its Annual Progress Report for Vermont earlier this month. There are three big takeaways:
Vermont is far off the pace necessary to meet our renewable energy and emissions reduction commitments.
Vermonters have a lot to gain in terms of energy affordability
Unlike many financial institutions, VSECU is not run by outside investors; we’re run by our members. This makes us uniquely positioned to respond to what Vermonters need from their lenders. That’s why we’ve put a strong focus on investing in renewable energy. Our members know that investing in efficient renewable energy supports
Vermont’s clean and green reputation is alive and well. Yes, Vermont is the Green Mountain State, but it is also a leader in clean-energy initiatives that boosts the other “green” — our economy. The current statewide pledge of 90 percent renewable energy by 2050 is an important initiative to keep Vermont green