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

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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

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Vermont Climate Council Seeks Your Input

Raise Your Voice for a Strong, Equitable Climate Action Plan! The Vermont Climate Council is developing an initial Climate Action Plan that will outline how the state will meet required…

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Reflecting on Irene, and looking ahead. Update: Ways to help those impacted by Hurricane Ida

Sixteen year to the day after Hurricane Katrina made landfall, the Gulf Coast was recently hit by another devastating storm, Hurricane Ida. Below is our original post reflecting back on…

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Climate Town Hall with Senator Sanders

VNRC and our partners at the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network (VECAN) were privileged to be joined by Senator Sanders and a panel of municipal energy committee leaders on August…

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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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