Connecting & Activating Vermont Communities

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy — solar, wind, biomass, hydro, geothermal — offers an exciting and important opportunity to move away from increasingly expensive, scarce and polluting fossil fuels. Generating more clean, green, renewable energy at the local and state level will help to ensure Vermont’s long-term ability to meet the state’s energy needs. Learn more about how to make renewable energy alternatives happen in your community from the organizations and resources listed on this page.  To view all publications we have on renewable energy, click HERE.

Initiatives and Programs

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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Feel Good Heat is a collaborative effort by environmental and community development non-profits, wood pellet producers, and modern wood heat system distributors that provides information to consumers interested in replacing oil or gas heat with wood heat.

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Renewable Energy Vermont

Renewable Energy Vermont represents businesses, non-profits, and utilities committed to reducing reliance on dirty fossil fuels by increasing clean renewable energy and energy efficiency in Vermont. Vermont’s clean energy industry supports at least 16,231 sustainable jobs at 2,519 businesses, representing approximately 5% of Vermont’s economy. Read more

U.S. Department of Energy

The mission of EERE is to create and sustain American leadership in the transition to a global clean energy economy. Its vision is a strong and prosperous America powered by clean, affordable, and secure energy. Read more

Biomass Energy Resource Center

The Biomass Energy Resource Center (BERC) works to advance the use of community-scale biomass energy throughout North America and beyond by providing technical consulting services, biomass energy program design and delivery, and education and outreach on best practices. Read more

Vermont Bioenergy Initiative

The Vermont Bioenergy Initiative (VBI) is a strategic approach to diversified, sustainable agriculture and renewable energy in the state. Read more

Cold Climate Heat Pumps

Heat pump technology is embedded in many appliances, from mini-splits to water heaters. Use this quick guide to determine whether a cold climate heat pump is right for your home or business. Read more

Northern Forest Center

The use of wood pellets and chips for heat in the Northeast is on the rise. That’s a good thing, because using modern wood heat instead of fossil fuels can build a new energy economy for the region that benefits our communities and our environment. Read more

Vermont Sustainable Heating Initiative

The Vermont Sustainable Heating Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to the establishment of affordability and sustainability in Vermont's home heating economy. Read more