Connecting & Activating Vermont Communities

VECAN Lunch and Learn: Public Engagement Opportunities in 2021

In our first VECAN Lunch and Learn of 2021, we discussed upcoming opportunities to weigh in on Vermont’s climate priorities, with the state developing a Climate Action Plan as well as the next update of Vermont’s Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP).

Getting Engaged with the Vermont Climate Council – The passage of the Vermont Global Warming Solutions Act in September of 2020, created a 23-member Climate Council to develop a plan to meet the now legally mandated state greenhouse gas reduction targets. The plan will be delivered in December 2021. Visit the State of Vermont’s Climate Council website here to learn more about the Council’s work and how you can get involved.

Helping Vermont Update the Comprehensive Energy Plan – This year, the Vermont Department of Public Service (PSD) began the review and update of the Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP) with a new plan due January 2022, only a month after the Climate Action Plan will be delivered by the Vermont Climate Council. 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. Visit the PSD’s website here to continue to track and participate in the process.