Connecting & Activating Vermont Communities

Join us for the 12th Annual VECAN Conference!

On December 7th at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, join keynote speaker and Maine Rep. Chloe Maxmin and hundreds of energy and climate concerned Vermonters for an unparalleled day of workshops and networking.

Register to attend here!

Webinar on 2019 Button Up Vermont Campaign

Learn how your community can get involved in this year's campaign and help encourage your neighbors to Button Up their homes!

View the webinar here!

Vermont Clean Energy Finance Report

Energy stakeholders question how best to unlock the power of financing to #ActOnClimate

Find out the latest solutions by reading the report here

Vermont Climate Action Commission Releases Final Report

Report states that Vermont is not on track to meet its energy and climate goals, makes 53 recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen Vermont's economy.

Read the full report here!

Montpelier Launches Revolving Loan Fund for Energy Saving Projects

Learn about how Montpelier's Energy Committee helped create a municipal fund that captures and tracks savings from sustainability projects and utilizes them for future projects

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Hartford Energy Coordinator Saves Town Money and Energy

Read more about how the town of Hartford Hired a Full Time Municipal Energy Coordinator - and how your community could learn from their example.

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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!

Energy Case Studies On The Dashboard

We’ve been collecting stories of energy heroes, great energy projects and initiatives and we want to share them with you!

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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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