Director Brian Shupe Explains The Missing “Why” in Energy Transition
The Times Argus recently featured Director Brian Shupe’s commentary on the importance of Vermont’s energy transition.
“Virtually all of the energy we use to drive our cars, trucks and buses is imported into the state, as is the vast majority of the energy we use to heat our homes and businesses. And we remain significantly reliant on other states and nations to generate the electric power we need to light our homes, charge our computers, run our many appliances.
How Vermont embraces this new energy transition matters. A lot. That’s why (VNRC) has worked with communities across Vermont to implement conservation and efficiency programs, undertake projects that give people transportation choices, and advance community-owned and well-sited renewable generation.
We have also worked from the local level to the highest levels of government to promote and craft plans that will help achieve the most strategic, well-supported approaches to transitioning off of fossil fuels. We believe strongly that, to succeed, Vermonters must be actively engaged in our energy transition.”