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Fri February 1, 2013
Public Service Commissioner Discusses Vermont Energy Plan
This week, lawmakers in Montpelier have been reviewing ways the state can reduce its impact on climate change. Meanwhile, the Department of Public Service is implementing a renewable energy plan. On today’s Community Corner, Commissioner Chris Recchia talks about Vermont’s on-going efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.
The state of Vermont currently gets nearly a quarter of its energy from renewable sources. In 2011 state officials updated its energy plan to include a goal to obtain 90 percent of its energy from renewables by 2050. The Department of Public Service and Commissioner Chris Recchia are tasked with implementing the plan.
A link to Vermont’s 2011 Comprehensive energy plan is available here.