Energy is one of the most significant components of town budgets, especially considering municipal buildings and their water supply, wastewater treatment facilities, and transportation services. In 2018, EAN, in conjunction the Vermont League of City and Towns (VLCT), Efficiency Vermont, VECAN, and other partners conducted our first annual survey of municipal energy needs and usage. 111 Vermont towns participated in the survey.
The 2019 Municipal Energy Survey will commence in March 2019. For more information, email Rob Fish (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Results from the 2018 Survey can be view at the following link.
- 69% – interested or willing to consider participating in the Climate Action Communities Program – 76 towns
- 23% – creating energy committees – 25 towns
- 18% – developing energy plans – 20 towns
- 20% – assistance retrofitting buildings – 19 towns
- 25% – exploring Solar + Storage Projects – 24 towns
- 22% – implementing idle-reduction technologies – 22 towns
- 18% – developing solar on town-owned land – 18 towns
- 19% – installing EV charging stations – 19 towns
Vermont Climate Action Communities
Challenges and Opportunities
Energy Committees and Energy Coordinators
Town Energy Plans