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  • Vermont consumes more than three times as much energy as it produces, but total energy consumption is the smallest of all the states, which contributes to Vermont having the lowest carbon dioxide emissions of any state.
  • Nearly 3 out of 5 Vermont households heat their homes with petroleum, 1 out of 5 use natural gas, and almost 1 out of 6 burn wood for heat. More than one-third of Vermont schoolchildren attend facilities heated by wood products.
  • In 2019, Vermont generated 99.9% of its electricity from renewable resources, a larger share than in any other state. About 55% of Vermont's in-state generation came from conventional hydroelectric power.
  • In 2019, Vermont’s five wind farms accounted for about 18% of the state’s utility-scale electricity net generation, a larger share than in almost four-fifths of the states.
  • By 2050, Vermont plans to obtain 90% of all its energy from renewable sources and to reduce overall energy use by more than one-third, according to their Renewable Energy Standard.

Last Updated: August 20, 2020

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