The Vermont Energy Dashboard is Vermont’s go-to resource to help towns, businesses, and individuals take action to help us meet our 90% renewable by 2050 goals, and to track our collective progress along the way.
How does the Dashboard help communities?
The Dashboard is designed to help every community in Vermont engage in shaping its energy future at the local level. It provides a powerful suite of interactive tools to set goals, track progress, map actions, share stories, and hear from trusted neighbors.
Why was the Dashboard Developed?
Towns across Vermont are asking for concrete ways, based on transparent information, to make clean energy and efficiency choices at the local level, and to accelerate action by learning from their neighbors.
For the first time, communities have free and open access to official data, maps, and information that have never before been made available at the town level. The data will be updated regularly in partnership with utilities and the Department of Public Service.
The Dashboard is guided by an Advisory Committee composed of experts and stakeholders.
Who should use the Dashboard?
Municipalities, businesses, farms, schools, institutions, energy committees!
What are the tools on the Dashboard?
- INFORM – Collect data, analysis, and resources to prepare your Town Energy Plan
- MAP – Map existing and possible new renewable energy sites and keep
track of local projects
- EDUCATE – Learn more about energy efficiency and renewable actions that work
- ENGAGE – Share your town’s energy stories and actions, start an energy campaign, learn from other communities
- TRACK – Keep track of your progress using officially sourced data
- New mapping tools aided local and regional energy plans (Act 174). Maps can be created, shared, and saved
- Training was provided to all 11 Regional Planning Commissions and 60 towns in using Dashboard tools
- Over 13,000 energy-saving or renewable energy actions were recorded by Vermonters across the state
- Energy Campaign tool was added to help communities mobilize action and generate pledges. Used for Efficiency Vermont’s Button Up campaign, the Climate Pledge Coalition campaign,
and the Weatherize Montpelier campaign Customized energy checklists for municipalities, businesses, organizations, and individuals
- Profiled 215 energy heroes across Vermont
Launching Spring 2019!
The NEW Energy Atlas is a suite of four tools that combine data from twenty-five official sources to show progress towards energy goals.
You will have the ability:
- identify, analyze and map existing and promising locations for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects
- quickly compare per capita statistics
- see annual changes by energy category
- view all statistics for your community
- utilize a timeline feature to visualize progress over time
More Information Below
Turning 90% by 2050 into local action
Many thanks to the support of VLITE, Efficiency Vermont, the US Department of Energy, and other important funders.
Questions about the Dashboard? Email us at [email protected].