Thank you to everyone who joined us for our recent webinar: “Climate Progress in Vermont – Working Toward Cleaner Transportation, Heat, and Electricity.” In case you missed it, we heard updates from experts and legislative leaders on the current state of Vermont’s progress on climate.
Jared Duval, Executive Director of the Energy Action Network, provided an overview of our state’s emissions and energy landscape from their 2022 Annual Progress Report. Representative Kathleen James shared her perspective on the need for strong leadership around climate policy in the State House, the iterative process of lawmaking, and the importance of supporting your representatives as they take important votes to advance climate progress. Expert advocates shared high-level overviews of progress and potential opportunities for action in our biggest energy sectors – transportation, thermal and electricity – and we ended with a robust Q&A and further opportunities to stay engaged in this work.
Below are some of the resources shared at the webinar that you can tap into.
- Energy Action Network’s 2022 Annual Progress Report for Vermont – the most up to date, in-depth analysis of where Vermont stands relative to its climate commitments and energy goals.
- Vermont Natural Resources Council and Vermont Conservation Voters’ Climate Dispatch – a weekly, brief and exciting video series on key policies every Friday throughout the legislative session with lawmakers and partners.
- VECAN’s 15th Annual Conference is happening virtually, and kicks off on Saturday, December 10th. Join us!
- Check out the Keep Vermont Cool campaign on social media, or sign a digital petition to get involved.
- For more on the emissions reduction and economic savings benefits of electrifying transportation and heating, check out these recent reports and presentations from EAN.
This is just the beginning of the work ahead as we head into the next legislative session and continue implementing all of the critical funding and progress from the last legislative session. So, stay tuned for many more opportunities to stay engaged and get involved in the coming weeks and months!