Connecting & Activating Vermont Communities

How Do Vermonters Think About Weatherization?

The Center for Research & Public Policy presents the results of a statewide survey on weatherization in Vermont, conducted on behalf of Efficiency Vermont and VGS.

Watch the recording and access the slide deck here

VECAN Lunch and Learn: Assessing the Potential for Climate Action in Federal Stimulus Dollars - April 19 at Noon

Hear from Vermont’s Congressional delegation staffers about what’s on the horizon for federal stimulus dollars and share your ideas about how these dollars might support important climate, recovery, equity and economic investments!

Register to attend here!

Watch Our Climate Dispatch!

Stay up to date on what's happening in the Legislature and state and regional policy discussions via VNRC's weekly Climate Dispatch

Watch the weekly Climate Dispatch here!

The Vermont Climate Council Needs Your Help to Develop a Plan for Climate Action

The 23-member Climate Council established under the GWSA and its Subcommittees are tasked with developing a plan to meet the now legally mandated state greenhouse gas reduction targets and they need your help.

Click here to learn more about how you can get involved with the Council’s work

VECAN Lunch & Learn - Communications and Outreach

View a recording of the short presentation about communications resources being developed by VECAN partners and an overview of high-level goals for successful community outreach.

Click here to view the recording

Updating the Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP)

This year, the Vermont Department of Public Service (PSD) will begin the review and update of the CEP. Local leaders were deeply involved in the crafting of the two most recent CEPs, and we want to ensure that your voices are part of the process this time as well.

Continue to track and participate in the process here.

New Guide for VT Homeowners on Clean Heating & Cooling Options

This new, free guide produced for the Vermont Public Service Department provides in-depth coverage of clean heating and cooling technologies for those looking to transition away from fossil fuels..

Check out the guide here

New MileageSmart Capstone Program Helps Low Income Earners Buy Their Next Car

The exciting new MileageSmart Program subsidizes the purchase of used efficient cars for income-eligible Vermonters to help cut monthly and long-term transportation costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Find out how MileageSmart can help you or one of your neighbors buy the next car here!

13th Annual Vermont Community Energy and Climate Action Conference Materials Are Posted

All session recordings and slide decks from the VECAN conference are now available.

Click here to access all conference materials!

Vermont Enacts Climate-Action Accountability Framework

The Global Warming Solutions Act requires Vermont to create a planning process and framework to ensure stepped, strategic action on climate change.

Learn more about it here

Monthly E-newsletters Now Posted to VECAN Website

You can now download and view our monthly E-Newsletters on our site!

View our E-Newsletters here or under our resource page

VECAN's Town Energy and Climate Action Guide

Be sure to check out our updated guide on how to form and run an effective energy committee, ideas for programs and initiatives, financing and funding options, and much more!

View the guide here!

Webinar on State of the State on Vermont's Energy Goals

EAN’s Annual Progress Report for Vermont provides an in-depth analysis of where Vermont stands relative to its renewable energy and emissions reduction commitments. This year’s report highlights how much Vermonters stand to save from transitioning to renewable and more efficient heating and transportation technologies.

Watch the Webinar here!

Vermont Energy Committees

Vermont’s network of town energy committees continues to grow, reflecting a powerful grassroots response to the pressing need to cut energy costs, foster renewable energy generation and lessen the state’s contribution to global warming.

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Projects, resources, initiatives

Learn about campaigns, resources, case studies and policies to support your efforts to save energy, save money and reduce waste.

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Learn about campaigns, resources, case studies and policies to advance your renewable energy generation priorities, including solar, wind, biomass and hydro.

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Find out about the innovative approaches, initiatives, success stories and strategies to foster transportation efficiency and walkable, bikeable, compact communities.

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Find out and engage in the policy and planning efforts underway to ensure Vermont achieves its essential 90 percent by 2050 renewable energy goal.

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Informing and shaping community conversations, local initiatives and regional and state policy arenas is imperative. Find timely policy news and ways to effectively engage.

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Find information here about grant or other funding options to support your community’s priorities, as well as information about financing for clean energy investments.

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