Connecting & Activating Vermont Communities

Small Grants Available for Innovative Local Climate and Energy Projects Up to $4,000!

Do you have an innovative local climate or energy project that could benefit from a small grant? Check out the newly launched Climate Catalysts Innovation Fund Grant Program with grants up to $4,000. Get your application in by July 22.

More information can be found here

Energy Action Network (EAN) 2020/2021 Annual Progress Report for Vermont

EAN's Vermont Annual Progress Report on Energy, Equity, and the Economy is live! Every year, the EAN team crunch the numbers to provide the most up-to-date numbers possible on where Vermont stands on reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.

Find the full report on EAN's website here

New Post! Federal Stimulus Funding: Potential Climate, Clean Energy & Equity Opportunities

Get an overview of incoming federal stimulus dollars and the opportunity these funds provide Vermont.

Read the post here

New Report Examines Vermont’s Response to Climate Change

The new report details Vermont’s publicly funded programs that address clean energy and climate change and identifies areas where there is a clear need for increased attention.

Read the full report here.

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 & Learn Webinar Series

VECAN offers regular monthly “Lunch and Learn” webinars largely focused on information, programs and opportunities for community energy committees. Stay tuned for exact dates by ensuring you receive VECAN E-News by signing up at

Find recordings of all previous Lunch and Learns 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

Updating the Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP)

This year, the Vermont Department of Public Service (PSD) began 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.

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 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!

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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