As of 2017, Vermont’s energy use was 20 percent renewable, up from 12 percent renewable in 2010, according to the 2017 Annual Report by the Energy Action Network (EAN). That’s a 66-percent increase in seven years, but the annual report says that this pace of increase is not fast enough to reach the
Roughly one year ago, with much fanfare, Gov. Phil Scott created the Vermont Climate Action Commission, whose charge was to produce recommendations for fighting climate change in Vermont. The commission was greeted with a fair bit of skepticism, partly because Scott’s environmental track record is heavy on delay and incrementalism, and partly because he strongly
By Neal Goswami, Link to original story and video
MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) There are now 53 recommendations sitting with Vermont’s governor on how the state should tackle climate change. But some say those aren’t enough.
The state has ambitious goals to reduce carbon emissions in Vermont but data shows it’s increased in recent years. The recommendations
By Elizabeth Gribkoff. Link to original story
Vermont is falling short of its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and generate renewable energy, according to the Energy Action Network.
The group said in its annual report released Tuesday that only 20 percent of the energy consumed in Vermont is from renewable sources, even though 43 percent of
Kathryn Threkeld – Link to the Original Article
Energy Action Network’s recent report states that Vermont will fall short of its renewable energy targets if we continue with the status quo, but that opportunities to grow the state’s economy are waiting in the challenges of meeting those targets. If “business as usual” prevails, the