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  • More than one-third of Vermont schoolchildren attend facilities heated by wood products, and almost one in six homes in Vermont heat with wood.
  • Vermont produces 40% of the electricity it consumes and depends on power from Canada and neighboring states to meet customer demand.
  • Vermont’s electricity generation comes almost entirely from renewable resources, and more than half of it is hydroelectric power.
  • In the years 2011 through 2017, 74.2 megawatts of utility-scale solar photovoltaic capacity and 89 megawatts of small-scale PV capacity were installed in Vermont.
  • In 2015, Vermont enacted the nation's first integrated renewable energy standard (RES), which requires 75% of retail electricity sales to come from renewable sources by 2032.

Last Updated: July 19, 2018

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