A Primer on Energy Planning Opportunities

July 2008

Vermont has an important and, as of today, largely untapped opportunity to plan for a carbon-constrained world. Strengthening town and regional plans – especially the energy component of the town plan – is a powerful tool to help advance conservation, efficiency, smarth growth development, renewable energy and alternative transportation opportunities.

OTHER ENERGY PLANNING RESOURCES

GUIDE TO MUNICIPAL ENERGY PLANNING, Vermont Department of Public Service, 1993. To download this publication in pdf form, click here

EARTHRIGHT INSTITUTE’S GUIDE TO TOWN ENERGY PLANNING IN VERMONT (with Model Town Energy Plan), 1992. To download this publication in pdf form, click here.

TOWN ENERGY PLANNING: A FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION, Paul Markowitz. To download this publication in pdf form, click here.

TOWN ENERGY AND CLIMATE ACTION GUIDE, VECAN, 2007. Guides citizens interested in starting an energy or climate action committee in their Vermont town or city.  To download this publication in pdf form, click here.

Click here for a very basic primer on where you might start looking to update the energy component of your master plan. For more information and to find out how VNRC might help you and your community undertake this useful process, click here or contact Johanna Miller or Brian Shupe by calling 802-223-2328 or email jmiller@vnrc.org.