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VermontVermont has a thriving and diverse renewable energy industry – 30% of its electricity comes from renewables, and the state boasts the lowest carbon emissions from the electricity generation sector in the country.1
Source:
U.S. Energy Information Administration, March 2014
http://1.usa.gov/1xlYMTz


A majority of the state’s renewable energy comes from hydropower, but it also has significant biomass capacity.2
Source:
American Council On Renewable Energy, June 2014
http://bit.ly/1F2LNGi
On top of that, the solar industry supports 1,000 jobs in the state,3
Source:
Solar Energy Industries Association
http://bit.ly/1EKJjtM
and Vermont can use wind energy to meet 1/4th of its electricity needs without a large commitment of land.4
Source:
American Wind Energy Association
http://bit.ly/1OHhLgS
Burlington – the largest city in Vermont – has already shifted entirely to renewable power.5
Source:
PBS, January 2015
http://to.pbs.org/1HIEEiX


The state also has a vibrant efficiency sector. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ranked Vermont third in the country for pro-efficiency policies.6
Source:
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, October 2014
http://bit.ly/1CutQAZ
And there is a goal in place that expects 20% of the electricity added to the grid after 2004 by Vermont utilities to come from renewable sources.7
Source:
DSIRE, September 2014
http://bit.ly/1Cuvgez


Learn more about energy in Vermont with ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States.

  Apr 23, 2015  |    Acadia Center, April 2015

 
 
 


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