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  • With the permanent closure of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant at the end of 2014, Vermont is producing less than 40% of the electricity it consumes and depends on power from the New England grid and Canada.
  • In 2015, nearly all of Vermont's in-state net electricity generation was produced by renewable energy, including hydroelectric, biomass, wind, and solar resources.
  • Vermont has enacted the nation's first integrated renewable energy standard (RES), which makes utilities responsible both for supplying renewable electricity and for supporting reductions in customers' fossil fuel use.
  • Vermont has set energy goals of obtaining 67% of electricity, 30% of building energy consumption, and 10% of transportation energy from renewable sources by 2025.
  • One in six Vermont households uses wood products, such as wood pellets, as their primary heating source.

Last Updated: June 16, 2016

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Vermont, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 43
Total Energy per Capita 13
Total Energy 46
Crude Oil --
Natural Gas --
Coal --
Electricity 50
Natural Gas 6
Electricity 8
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 50

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Today In Energy

Fort Calhoun becomes fifth U.S. nuclear plant to retire in past five years
Oct 31, 2016

Hawaii and Vermont set high renewable portfolio standard targets
Jun 29, 2015

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Vermont Public Service Board

Vermont Department of Public Service, Energy Efficiency

Vermont Department for Children and Families, Agency of Human Services, Fuel Assistance in Vermont

Vermont Department for Children and Families, Agency of Human Services, Vermont's Weatherization Program

Vermont Economic Development Authority, Vermont Sustainable Energy Loan Fund


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