Governor’s Climate Action Commission
In July 2017, Governor Phil Scott established through Executive Order a Climate Action Commission and charged its 21 diverse members with making recommendations that would reduce the state’s rising greenhouse gas emissions, grow jobs and economic opportunity and protect vulnerable Vermonters. That commission has until July 2018 to deliver a full set of recommendations.
Stay tuned to this page for updates on the commission’s work and ways to plug in.
- The Official Climate Action Commission Website – Contains all materials submitted by the commission, as well as information about its makeup
- Executive Order Establishing the Commission – Executive Order 12-17 signed by Governor Scott on July 20, 2017 establishing the Climate Action Commission and laying out it’s responsibilities
- Initial Recommendations of the Climate Action Commission – Recommendations include: Support Advanced Wood Heat, Increase Pace of Weatherization, Study All Regulatory and Market Decarbonization Mechanisms, Foster the Climate Economy, and Electrify the Transportation System
- Governor Scott’s Letter Dismissing Many of the Initial Recommendations – Letter sent on Jan. 26, 2018 including rejecting an impartial study of carbon pricing and other decarbonization strategies
- VECAN Director Johanna Miller’s Statement on the Governor’s Rejection of the Climate Commission Recommendations
- Statement Announcing Johanna Miller has been selected to serve on the Climate Action Commission