Clean Energy & Climate Action

Vermonters care about the legacy we will leave future generations. If we don’t act swiftly and strategically, climate change and energy scarcity could undermine our state’s economy, environment, and way of life. VNRC helps Vermonters chart a sustainable, clean energy future by working on energy solutions that protect our environment, combat climate change, foster equity, and support Vermont’s economy.

For questions or inquiries:

Johanna Miller, Energy & Climate Program Director

802-223-2328 x112

jmiller@vnrc.org

Ian Hitchcock, Community Organizer

802-223-2328 x118

ihitchcock@vnrc.org

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At A Glance

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Climate Action and Advocacy

Guiding Vermonters to embrace bold, equitable clean energy solutions, from the local level to the State House

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Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI)

A regional program to establish a cap on global warming pollution from transportation fuels, Vermont's largest source of pollution

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Renewables and Efficiency

Helping Vermont save money, reduce pollution, and create jobs by reducing the energy needed to heat homes and businesses

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Climate Action News

Breaking: Vermont Senate Votes to Approve Critical Climate Bill

*Update, 6/26: Final reading vote on 6/26 was 23-5 in favor of GWSA. A coalition of business and environmental organizations released the following statement today after the Vermont Senate overwhelmingly…

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Global Warming Solutions Act Passes Vermont Senate Natural Resources Committee

Exciting news! Earlier today, with only a couple important changes, the Vermont Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee voted the Global Warming Solutions Act (H.688) out of their committee – making clear the…

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The role of the Global Warming Solutions Act in a resilient recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare many sobering realities. It has exposed the dire consequences of failing to listen to science and experts. It has highlighted that the communities most…

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Climate Dispatch

Wondering what's happening at the State House and how you can get your voice heard?
Tune into timely, big conversations – and opportunities to influence them – by following the #ActOnClimateVT hashtag on social media. Watch our weekly legislative update posted shortly after 12PM every Friday during the legislative session.
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Community Action

Town Energy & Climate Action Committees

In 2005, VNRC co-founded the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network – VECAN – which is a collaborative of organizations working to start and strengthen community energy committees. We support grassroots efforts to implement local energy innovation projects and help the state make progress towards our necessarily ambitious clean energy and climate action goals.

As of 2019, there are over 120 town energy committees across Vermont. We support their inspiring work by offering networking, communications, capacity building, and direct technical assistance, which includes providing turnkey resources (like model solar contracts) that energy committees can use to move projects forward more easily.

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