Clean Energy & Climate Action

VNRC takes a multi-pronged approach to help Vermonters combat the increasingly urgent climate crisis. From digging in at the local level with committed Vermonters to helping to advance strong state policy and in between, we combine exhaustive research, communications, public engagement, and policy advocacy to ensure Vermont embraces bold, equitable, job-creating clean energy solutions. We fundamentally believe that to change everything, we will need everyone. That means you!

For questions or inquiries:

Johanna Miller, Energy & Climate Program Director

802-223-2328 x112

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At A Glance

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Global Warming Solutions Act: Climate Council

Get updates on the Climate Council's work to ensure Vermont meets our emissions reduction goals.

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Affordable Heat Act (AHA) S.5

An act relating to affordably meeting the mandated greenhouse gas reductions for the thermal sector through electrification, decarbonization, efficiency, and weatherization measures.

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Clean Energy 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

Two Things: Celebrating Giving Tuesday with Nature and VECAN’s 16th Annual Winter Conference  

Two Things: We’re asking you to support environmental protection this Giving Tuesday, and inviting you to VECAN’s 16th annual winter conference.  Stay informed, stay connected – two things.  Celebrate Giving…

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Vermont’s Climate Progress: What’s Happening, What’s Not, What’s Needed

Thank you to everyone who attended our recent webinar, Vermont’s Climate Progress: What’s Happening, What’s Not, What’s Needed. You can find a recording of the webinar here, in case you…

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Three Things: Modernizing the Renewable Energy Standard, Youth Climate Leadership Academy, and Recapping a Community Conversation in Ludlow

Three things: Inviting you to a webinar on Vermont’s Renewable Energy Standard, sharing an upcoming Youth Climate Leadership Academy Kick-Off event, and recapping a recent community conversation we held in…

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Climate Dispatch

Wondering what's happening at the State House and how you can make 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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