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
Community Solar Toolbox
Learn about campaigns, resources, case studies and policies to advance your renewable energy generation priorities, including solar, wind, biomass and hydro.
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.
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
Green Mountain Geothermal
Green Mountain Geothermal is a geothermal consulting and contracting firm established to provide information and assistance to homeowners, architects, and businesses about the benefits and cost savings of utilizing geothermal heating and cooling systems in Vermont. Read more