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

Clean Energy & Climate Action Graphic

At A Glance

Initiative Image 1

Climate Action and Advocacy

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

Read More
Initiative Image 2

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

Read More
Initiative Image 3

Renewables and Efficiency

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

Read More

Climate Action News

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…

Read more

VNRC asks congressional delegation to address climate change, public health, and equity in stimulus

VNRC was among eleven organizations who signed on to a letter today to Vermont’s congressional delegation. In it, we provide a range of suggested policy proposals and public investments that…

Read more

Member Profile: Julie Wolcott

Julie Wolcott farms organically on Green Wind Farm with her partner Stephen MacCausland and family in Fairfield, Vermont, where they also produce and sell maple syrup. In 2019, after 40…

Read more

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.
View Previous Dispatches
VECAN Energy committee

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.

Learn more: