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

Global Warming Solutions Act becomes law after veto override

Senate joins House in overriding Governor’s veto Vermont’s Senate voted to override Governor Scott’s veto of the Global Warming Solutions Act today, after a similar vote in the House last…

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Vermont House Overrides Governor’s Climate Veto

Vermont’s House of Representatives successfully voted to override Governor Scott’s veto of the Global Warming Solutions Act today. The bill will require Vermont to reduce its climate-damaging emissions while simultaneously…

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Groups Call on Legislature to Override Governor’s Veto of Landmark Climate Bill

Bill Would Cut Climate Pollution and Strengthen Vermont Communities September 15, 2020 (Montpelier, VT) — Governor Scott has vetoed the Global Warming Solutions Act, which was overwhelmingly passed by both…

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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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