Local Energy Leadership Meets Legislative Leadership

Last week, the House and Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committees hosted the first-ever special joint legislative hearing specifically to hear from town energy committee leaders across Vermont. About 30 town energy committees testified, artfully articulating the benefits of programs they’ve already undertaken and the potential power of new policies to meet Vermont’s energy efficiency and renewable energy goals. The goal? Deepen the dialogue between the grassroots and state policy making to promote the best, most ambitious strategies. Check out what energy committee leaders had to say to that end here…

Click here to listen to the audio recording from the February 2 Joint Legislative Committee Hearing on Energy

Click here to check out a video from House Natural Resources and Energy Committee Chairman Tony Klein, who describes his perspective on why grassroots efforts on energy matter.

Click below to read some of the testimony provided by energy committee leaders on Feb. 2.

Testimony of the Norwich Energy Committee

Testimony of the Thetford Energy Committee/SERG

Testimony of the Moretown Energy Committee

Testimony of Islanders Caring for the Environment

Testimony of the Strafford Energy Committee

Testimony of the Brattleboro Energy Committee

Click below to view video some of the testimony provided by energy committee leaders and legislators on Feb. 2

Middlesex Town Energy Team Testimony

Middlebury Energy Committee Testimony

Waterbury LEAP Testimony

Pawlet Energy Committee Testimony

Richmond Climate Action Committee

House Natural Resources and Energy Committee Chairman Tony Klein