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

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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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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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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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

Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) will move forward—without Vermont for now

Today, three East Coast states (Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island) and the District of Columbia announced their commitment to officially join the Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI), a cap-and-invest program…

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New data: 70% of Vermont voters support the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI)

Support for the Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI) is strong among Vermonters based on data from a new representative survey conducted by Climate Nexus and the Yale Program on Climate…

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The past decade was hottest in human history, says new UN report

“Humanity is waging war on nature. This is suicidal,” said UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at the release of the World Meteorological Organization’s new report on the state of the…

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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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