Pathways to Vermont’s Energy and Greenhouse Gas Goals

I was honored to help kick off the Vermont Energy and Climate Summit today hosted by Vermont Governor Phil Scott, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, and Burlington Electric General Manager Neale Lunderville, and organized by Vermont’s Energy Action Network. EAN’s Leigh Seddon and I presented current trends in Vermont’s energy mix and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) to help frame the day’s conversations on policy and management options to achieve the Paris Climate Accord goals by 2025, a commitment made by Governor Scott as part of the U.S. Climate Alliance pledge.  We also discussed what would be needed to achieve Vermont’s own statutory GHG goals and stay on pace to renewable energy targets of the Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan.

The full slide presentation is available for download here.

EAN-Nov17

Published by Jon Erickson

Blittersdorf Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy University of Vermont

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