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State Commission Releases Final Climate Change Report

The Climate Change Commission, established two years ago to evaluate how Vermont can reduce its contribution to global warming delivered its final report Friday, October 26th, calling for greater energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. The findings of the report highlight the close relationship between land use, energy and global warming. The Commission noted that, in order to meet the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions goals set by the Douglas administration, energy efficiency programs and California automobile emission standards would have to continue, in addition to implementing all of the other recommendations put forth by the Commission’s advisory group. The Commission also recommended preserving forest and farm land throughout the State, as these areas can help decrease the amount of carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere. You can view the PDF copy of the report at the Agency of Natural Resource website.