Vermont Energy and Climate Summit

Hosted by Energy Action Network and Vermont Climate Pledge Coalition 

About the Summit


The Vermont Energy & Climate Summit is a full-day gathering of Vermont leaders that will:

  • Assess where Vermont stands now in relation to our fast-approaching 2025 energy and climate goals

  • Share pledges to take action from businesses, non-profits, municipalities, and institutions as part of the Vermont Climate Pledge Coalition

  • "Pitch" policies and other ideas that will ensure Vermont meets its energy and climate goals in ways that most benefit Vermont and Vermonters

Purpose


Where is Vermont in meeting its climate and energy goals? What efforts have been made thus far— and what more needs to be done? Come join us at the Vermont Energy & Climate Summit as we explore the answers to these questions and more.

If we are to meet Vermont's important and interrelated goals, we have a lot of work to do over the next 8-10 years. As of 2016, the share of Vermont’s total energy need met with renewable sources was approximately 16%, substantially lower than its 2025 goal of 25%. As of 2013, Vermont’s GHG emissions had increased 4% from 1990 levels and decreased 11% from 2005 levels, again lower than the Paris Agreement commitment of a 26-28% decrease by 2025 and lower than Vermont's statutory goal of 50% reductions below 1990 levels. In summary, we will need creative and collective action to further bend the curve toward these important energy and climate goals.

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Event Address: 
Center for Communications and Creative Media
Burlington, VT 05401
Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
Event Location: 
Champlain College