Total Energy News - August 2018
Your update on Vermont and National Energy News
Hi there,

Thanks to everyone who has expressed interest in the Vermont Energy Future Initiative. The outpouring of enthusiasm shows a deep commitment to get to work from so many members and leaders across the state. We'll be in touch with more details on how to get involved soon.

With with the release of the Climate Action Commission report and the 2019 legislative session approaching, we know that folks are looking ahead to important policy discussions from weatherization and electric vehicles to renewable electric adoption, advanced wood heat, and more.

EAN is working to ensure these conversations are grounded in data about our current total energy status and the impact of specific actions. If there's a conversation your organization or business is focused on that could be served by better data or analysis, let us know! We're already thinking about our 2018 report and how we can best build this shared understanding of our energy transition.

Sunny regards,
The EAN Team
The Vermont Total Energy Ticker
Of the 53 recommendations the Climate Action Commission has presented to Governor Scott, the group of thermal sector actions were calculated to have the highest total impact.
The Public Utilities Commission is soon going to study a variety of issues around electric vehicle adoption in Vermont, with recommendations due to the Legislature in summer 2019.
Burlington, VT is one of the leading cities for renewable energy, at a time when cities across the country are playing an increased role in renewable adoption.
Data Download
Vermont's energy is not as renewable as you might think. Although Vermont's electricity sector is becoming significantly more renewable (43% source energy, 55% site energy), Vermont's total energy is still only 20% renewable.

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What's coming up?
The Vermont Natural Resources Council is hosting a screening of Broke, an award-winning documentary about the Refugio Oil Spill of 2015.

When: Monday, August 27, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: The Savoy Theater, Montpelier
Member Spotlight
Karen Glitman, Efficiency Vermont
EAN Board Member
"We help Vermonters save money by using less energy. The tools, incentives, and expert guidance we provide make our businesses more productive and our homes more comfortable and healthful. More than 15% of our electricity needs are now being met through energy efficiency, at about 50% of the cost of generated power. Created by Vermonters and for Vermonters, Efficiency Vermont is your resource."
Deeper Dives
California slashes emissions, hits major greenhouse gas goal years early
You may have seen the news that CA's emissions are now below their 1990 levels while their economy is booming, proving you can decouple greenhouse gas emissions from economic growth.
SF Chronicle, Read More
Comprehensive study: carbon taxes won't hamper the economy
A team at Stanford modeled several different carbon pricing scenarios and identified that while they wouldn't harm economic growth, global warming would.
The Guardian, Read More
Governors and premiers promote electric vehicle revolution
Here in Vermont, New England governors and eastern Canadian premiers met to discuss shared commitments, including advancing electric vehicles.
VTDigger, Read More

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