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Vermont Climate Action Plan Priority Actions

27 October 2021

As the December 1 deadline in the Global Warming Solutions Act approaches, the planning work of the Vermont Climate Council is coming to an end and policy decisions are being made. Below are ten high priority actions discussed at VT Climate Council meetings last week.

  1. Weatherize 120,000 homes. 
  2. Require rental properties to meet efficiency standards.
  3. Create a Clean Heat Standard to encourage fuel dealers and service companies to offer low carbon heating solutions like biodiesel blended heating oil and wood pellets.  
  4. Require all new water heaters to be electric with demand response controls. 
  5. Require all electricity sold in Vermont to be renewable by 2030.  
  6. Require new homes to install 200 amp service for EV charging and heat pumps.
  7. Join the Transportation Climate Initiative, a regional program that would raise the cost of gasoline and diesel fuel.
  8. Require that all new vehicles sold after 2035 to have zero emissions. 
  9. Require all new state fleet light-duty vehicle to be electric.
  10. Reduce vehicle miles traveled by increasing walking, biking and public transportation.

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