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State Comprehensive Energy Plan Under Review

The Public Service continues to seek input on the Public Review Draft of the 2015 Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP). The draft reaffirms Vermont’s goal of meeting 90% of the state’s energy needs through renewable sources by 2050 and provides additional details on how to get there. The CEP includes several references to the regional energy planning work currently underway at the BCRC and two other regional planning commissions. Comments are welcome in writing via the comment form at the CEP project website, until November 9, 2015.

Day to Focus on Energy Savings

November 7 is the 3rd annual “Button Up Vermont Day of Action.” The goal is to build broad public awareness and motivate statewide action to help people save money by starting to save more energy, all while reducing our contribution to climate change.

You can help make this an important annual event by taking some action – even a small one – that highlights the benefits of energy efficiency investments. Tell your story, organize an event, write a letter to the editor or engage your hardware store to help promote the benefit of do-it-yourself solutions.

There are lots of things you can do. Go to Buttonupvermont.org for more information. But mark your calendar and plan to take some action!

Energy Action Network Award

BCRC’s Director, Jim Sullivan, was awarded this year’s Anne & Arthur Berndt award by the Energy Action Network. Public Service Department Commissioner Chris Recchia presented the award to Sullivan “in recognition of his demonstrated vision, leadership and commitment to creating a clean energy future for Vermont.”