Vermont Legislature Passage of H. 298, Expanding Vermont’s Renewable Energy Standard

The following is a statement by Chad Farrell, Founder and co-CEO of Encore Renewable Energy:

“The Vermont Legislature made history today with the Senate passing legislation crafted in the House to dramatically expand clean renewable energy deployment in our state. This ambitious plan, achieved through a strong and years-long collaboration between developers and utilities, puts Vermont on track to become only the second state in the nation to achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2035.

This is a monumental step forward for Vermont's environment and our future, one that we will be handing over to our children and additional generations to come. By embracing renewable energy, we can combat climate change, create energy security, reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, and create new jobs in a growing clean energy sector. This legislation reestablishes Vermont's position as a national leader in clean energy and paves the way for a more sustainable future for all.”

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